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Farisa Khalid
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Farisa Khalid holds a Masters in Public Health from Emory University and an MA in Art History from New York University. She has a BA in English from Vassar College. She writes on art, film, visual culture, and foreign affairs. @FarisaKhalid


Features

Monday, June 3 2013

Farewell, Maestro: Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013)

Upon the untimely death of the Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh, PopMatters remembers his remarkable career as a director, screenwriter and activist.


Monday, June 14 2010

Tea and Scones Suspense: Hitchcock's "English" Movies of the Early 1940s

Although Hitchcock left Great Britain for the United States in 1939, his first two films -- Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) -- nonetheless remained set firmly in English. His depiction of English life helped craft perceptions of English life for decades to come.


Columns

Tuesday, January 14 2014

Fiction Had Appeal and Poetry Captured Me, but Non-Fiction Proved Irresistible in 2013

Art, politics, poetry, food, and global fiction: 2013 year brought in a variety of engaging titles from many genres. Still, non-fiction tops my 2013 favorites.


Monday, October 14 2013

Guston's Ghosts: 'Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of American Postwar Art'

Robert Slifkin's book on Philip Guston is an incantatory debut work that shows us a compelling new side of the artist's famous Marlborough paintings.


Monday, May 20 2013

The Shock of the Old: Art Historian Alexander Nagel on His New Book, 'Medieval Modern'

New York University art historian Alexander Nagel talks with PopMatters about how art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is tied to modern and contemporary art in more ways than we might think.


Monday, April 29 2013

The Civil War's 'Young Napoleon': An Interview with Richard Slotkin

Renowned cultural critic and historian Richard Slotkin discusses his new book, The Long Road to Antietam, and shares his thoughts on the future of American Studies. He indulges us with his favorite movies, too.


Reviews

Thursday, April 24 2014

The Butterfly and the Scorpion: 'Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake'

This biography of James Whistler is full of sharp notes of detail and anecdotes that help one glean various shades of his inscrutable personality


Thursday, April 3 2014

Une Énigme Politique: ‘A Taste for Intrigue: The Many Lives of François Mitterrand'

Philip Short's book is a masterfully written, sweeping narrative of Mitterrand’s life with decisive, revealing anecdotes and a meticulous chronicling of fact that is remarkable enough to be fiction.


Friday, January 17 2014

Peace is a Relative Term: 'War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War'

On the postwar repercussions of poor diplomacy and inept decision-making in economic and foreign policy that led to the widespread nationalism across Europe during the interwar years.


Tuesday, November 26 2013

Through a Glass Darkly: 'American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell'

Deborah Solomon’s incisive biography shows us a hitherto unseen side of the celebrated illustrator—one that’s complex, neurotic and darker than the images of breezy Americana that he made famous.


Thursday, November 14 2013

The Gathering Storm: Margaret MacMillan's 'The War That Ended Peace'

As the centenary of WWI approaches, historian Margaret MacMillan gives us an account of the inexorable path to war that's at once sweeping and tragic.


Blogs

Wednesday, September 11 2013

Now, Voyager: 'Kon-Tiki' and the Old World Adventure Saga

Kon-Tiki, a joint Norwegian and Hollywood venture, is the filmic version of the Millais painting. It’s romantic and hokey and about as subtle as a Norman Rockwell or a movie like Kick-Ass, but it’s a beautiful movie nonetheless.


Monday, November 24 2008

Fashion (2008)


'Chokher Bali' - A Grain of Sand in the Eye (2003) (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Nov.08]
Om Shanti Om (Short Ends and Leader) [5.Nov.07]
Short Cuts - Forgotten Gems: The Comedians (1967) (Short Ends and Leader) [8.Aug.07]
Depth of Field: Gigi (1958) (Short Ends and Leader) [22.Jun.07]
Depth of Field: The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957) (Short Ends and Leader) [27.May.07]
Short Cuts - Forgotten Gems: One, Two, Three (1961) (Short Ends and Leader) [13.Apr.07]
The Other: Don (2006) (Short Ends and Leader) [31.Oct.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 11 (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Oct.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 10 (Short Ends and Leader) [3.Oct.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 9 (Short Ends and Leader) [26.Sep.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 8 (Short Ends and Leader) [19.Sep.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 7 (Short Ends and Leader) [12.Sep.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 6 (Short Ends and Leader) [5.Sep.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 5 (Short Ends and Leader) [29.Aug.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 4 (Short Ends and Leader) [22.Aug.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 3 (Short Ends and Leader) [15.Aug.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema, Week 2 (Short Ends and Leader) [8.Aug.06]
The Other: A User's Guide to Indian Cinema (Short Ends and Leader) [1.Aug.06]
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