Who's Listening in on the President's Conference Call? Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Pop Zeitgeist Heso Magazine’s Endorsement of Barack Obama

Though we at Heso Magazine are practicing secular-agnostics, we are inclined to believe that Hurricane Sandy making landfall on the U.S. on the eve of the election is hardly coincidence. Not that this tempest is an Act of God, mind you, but a manifestation of a furious Gaia, the Earth goddess howling brimstone at a […]


Mars At Maxs

The Beard – EP 4 – Punk Pt. II – New Wave to No Wave

There are no new waves, there is only the ocean. — Jean-Luc Godard Rock n’ roll has changed the world and its culture forever. From its inception, rock n’ roll influenced musicians across the world, each adding his or her own twist to it, giving birth to sub-genres, or the musical children of rock n’ […]

The Man From Nowhere (Lee Jeong-beom, 2010)

Vengeance Violence and the Sentimental in Korean Film Part I

A man holding a hatchet chases a car full of gangsters down an empty, wide boulevard. He looks down and sees blood pouring from a bullet wound in his abdomen. He approaches the first car he sees. A man on a phone screams and flees. He continues to chase the car of gangsters. But he […]

Protect Japan Society © 2011 Dairou Koga

HESO Photo of the Week by Dairo Koga

The Society to Protect Japan Their opinion is: “The Pacific War is not invasion. It was the holy war for releasing Asia from Europe and America. We deny Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal and the Constitution of the State of Japan.” I am glad that they are NOT my friend. These are the typical ways of thinking […]


Musical Revolution in Angola – Interview with Activist Luaty Beirão

November 11th, 2012 was the 37th anniversary of Angola gaining independence from Portugal. But independence sparked off a long and bloody civil war between the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) against the the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), […]


Food, Inc.

A Participant Media presentation, in association with River Road Entertainment. Produced by Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein. Executive producers: William Pohlad, Robin Schorr, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann. Co-producers: Eric Schlosser, Richard Pearce, Melissa Robledo. Directed by Robert Kenner. With: Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin. People often ask me if it is due to religious reasons […]