Rachel Balik

Rachel is a full-time staff writer at findingDulcinea.com where she covers arts and culture, as well as GLBT rights, women's health and the dying newspaper industry. She has studied English, Philosophy and Theater, worked in all three fields, and has a illicit love for biographies of scientists.

Reviews // 43 Articles
Blogs // 14 Articles

A Roadmap to Impactful Protest: 'Ten Years That Shook the City' | 12 Dec 2011 // 3:02 PM

Long before San Francisco was the liberal capital of American, individuals incited a powerful movement to make activism a necessity rather than a choice.

On Love, Loss and an Unexpected Life: 'Everything Beautiful Began After' | 13 Nov 2011 // 3:02 PM

Simon Van Booy's Everything Beautiful Began After is an Unbearable Lightness of Being for our generation, albeit with a softer, wiser and not so existentialist approach.


Seasoned Playwright Brooke Berman Finds Home in a New Genre | 16 Sep 2010 // 3:15 AM

Playwright Brooke Berman talks to PopMatters about the experience of writing and publishing her first prose work, No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments.

Questioning Values, With a Twist | 6 Aug 2010 // 1:00 AM

Author Martha McPhee was brave enough to admit just how grueling life as a "successful" writer is -- what unfolds is a guide for self-reckoning.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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