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So far Nora Lee Mandel has created 277 blog entries.

Victoria & Abdul

Queen Victoria as a rebellious Indophile with her Indian teacher as a naif.

By |October 22nd, 2017|Book adaptation, Costume Drama|0 Comments

One of Us

Leaving a Hasidic enclave in Brooklyn for the secular life.

By |October 21st, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments

Marjorie Prime

Are you ready to put in an order for your AI companion? Discuss.

By |August 17th, 2017|American, Sci-fi|0 Comments


How one noisy, dirty, smelly dyeing mill reveals the impacts of climate change, globalization, and the demand for cheap labor today.

By |August 8th, 2017|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments


In the Brooklyn shtetl, Menashe tries and tries, but he can’t quite conform.

By |July 28th, 2017|Family drama|0 Comments


The sunshine of Ibiza is a beautiful place to shed light on ugly family truths.

By |July 24th, 2017|War|0 Comments

I Am the Blues

A blues fan’s ultimate road trip through the Deep South.

By |July 14th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

500 Years

The journey from genocide to the Uprising in Guatemala.

By |July 14th, 2017|Documentary, War|0 Comments

City of Ghosts

Eyewitnesses with cameras risk all in the forbidden zone of ISIS’s capital.

By |July 6th, 2017|Documentary, War|0 Comments