Tuesday, April 7 2009
On Edge exhibits a composite image of a younger, rougher New York: we know it existed, but it still has the power to shock and charm, like a photo of a beloved aunt as a teenager with cropped and blue hair.
Thursday, June 26 2008
Beckett’s dramatic work has been largely viewed as Theater of the Absurd but make no mistake, Endgame is Waiting for Godot's evil twin.
Tuesday, April 1 2008
Fears and rumors of increasing state control insinuate that the most recent Russian thaw, as represented at this exhibit at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, might turn out to be just that: a limited period of freedom.
Thursday, January 22 2009
Ophuls' stories take Maupassant’s worldly wisdom and glamorous cynicism and imbue spirituality and compassion.
Thursday, October 23 2008
Pasolini’s career reads as a heartbreaking, stylized summary of the last century’s glamour and tragedy.
Thursday, October 9 2008
However we choose to brand it -- post-apocalyptic, postmodern, post-historical -- the fashion of outrageous mash-ups is intimately linked with the movies.
Sunday, September 21 2008
Author Dax-Devlon Ross reminds us that the personal is -- still -- political. And music is terribly personal.
Thursday, April 24 2008
This is the cinematic equivalent of whale bone-enforced corset, silk from the colonies, and the kind of workmanship only extreme class disparity can provide.