/ Film

We Need to Talk about Armenians

We Need to Talk about Kevin is a 2011 film adapted from Leonel Shriver’s 2003 novel of the same name. The film stars John C. Riley, Ezra Miller and my perennial fashion favorite, Tilda Swinton. In the movie/book, Kevin (Ezra

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We Need to Talk about Armenians

We Need to Talk about Kevin is a 2011 film adapted from Leonel Shriver’s 2003 novel of the same name. The film stars John C. Riley, Ezra Miller and my perennial fashion favorite, Tilda Swinton. In the movie/book, Kevin (Ezra

/ Art

Winston Chmielinski and the Unlikely Heirs of Freud

Winston Chmielinski is a young Brooklyn artist who works somewhere between photorealism and abstraction. I realize how hard it is to write about a living artist (especially one who lives in your borough), but Chmielinski’s work brings up a lot

/ Art

Winston Chmielinski and the Unlikely Heirs of Freud

Winston Chmielinski is a young Brooklyn artist who works somewhere between photorealism and abstraction. I realize how hard it is to write about a living artist (especially one who lives in your borough), but Chmielinski’s work brings up a lot

Sara Ackerman and the Bureaucracy of Insanity

Sara Ackerman is an NYU senior who sparked a national crisis with a series of emails questioning the legality and morality of a course assignment, and the subsequent fallout that ensued. The blog NYU Local got a hold of her

Sara Ackerman and the Bureaucracy of Insanity

Sara Ackerman is an NYU senior who sparked a national crisis with a series of emails questioning the legality and morality of a course assignment, and the subsequent fallout that ensued. The blog NYU Local got a hold of her

/ Film

The Girl who Made it into Stieg Larsson’s Spank Bank

In the film version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, protagonist Lisbeth Salander endures a brutal anal rape for her allowance then returns for cosmic justice. (In real life, the actress who plays Salander, Rooney Mara, apparently endured a nipple

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The Girl who Made it into Stieg Larsson’s Spank Bank

In the film version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, protagonist Lisbeth Salander endures a brutal anal rape for her allowance then returns for cosmic justice. (In real life, the actress who plays Salander, Rooney Mara, apparently endured a nipple

Bigger Fish to Fry: An Unsolicited, All-Purpose Rant

It gets hard dealing with fools on the daily. Of course, this observation is tempered by the fact that these are twentysomething fools and not, say, 30- or 40-year-olds (God knows there are plenty of those too). You could protest

Bigger Fish to Fry: An Unsolicited, All-Purpose Rant

It gets hard dealing with fools on the daily. Of course, this observation is tempered by the fact that these are twentysomething fools and not, say, 30- or 40-year-olds (God knows there are plenty of those too). You could protest

Pussyfooting

The (not so) subtle racism sexism of lowered expectations.

Pussyfooting

The (not so) subtle racism sexism of lowered expectations.

Sergei Parajanov, Indie Music Icon?

Sergei Parajanov—auteur, artist, dissident, visionary and…indie music icon? Most of you who know Parajanov—if you’ve heard of him at all—know him from the Soviet cult films The Color of Pomegranates (alternately known as Sayat Nova) and Ashik Kerib. Parajanov was

Sergei Parajanov, Indie Music Icon?

Sergei Parajanov—auteur, artist, dissident, visionary and…indie music icon? Most of you who know Parajanov—if you’ve heard of him at all—know him from the Soviet cult films The Color of Pomegranates (alternately known as Sayat Nova) and Ashik Kerib. Parajanov was