Alan Wade

Alan Wade is a writer and filmmaker living in New York City.

Recent Articles

Bangkok Dispatch

Two and a half weeks after one of the worst natural disasters in the region's history seemed the wrong time to go to a film festival there, but when the Bangkok International Film Festival decided to go ahead as scheduled, and to donate part of the ticket proceeds to the relief effort, it seemed impossible to refuse the invitation to show a film I had directed. Which is why I found myself recently flying the nearly 24 hours from New York to Bangkok, where I arrived just as the festival was getting under way.

Ground-Game Dispatch

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- The vans came at 10 Sunday morning to take us to the America Coming Together (ACT) office, several miles inland from the pretty beach on which we are staying in a motel that does not appear to have changed since the '50s (which may have been when the beds were bought and the curtains last cleaned).

Trial Run

As the Democratic primary campaign narrows to only two or three candidates, I find myself -- a northeastern progressive whose only objection to the term "liberal" is that it doesn't sound liberal enough -- more and more often defending my choice of John Edwards to my progressive friends, some of whom are a little aghast at my choice of a southern moderate, especially at this late date, when John Kerry looks to have things sewn up.