Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Luke Z. Fenchel

Features

Thursday, June 25 2009

The Futility of Truth or Reconciliation in Waltz with Bashir

Although it examines culpability and responsibility in service of truth and reconciliation, this film fails to address the structures of power, and arguably perpetuates the very atrocities that it sets out to condemn.


Reviews

Thursday, August 20 2009

Black Postcards by Dean Wareham

As a participant in the rock 'n' roll scene in the late ‘80s and throughout the ‘90s, Wareham proves to be an invaluable guide and an incisive observer.


Wednesday, August 19 2009

Che’s Afterlife by Michael Casey

Casey engages in an intellectual history of the Che brand, approaching his subject with an historian’s sense of detail, a historiographer’s sense of a cultural import, and a journalist’s mix of skepticism.


Thursday, May 21 2009

A Jihad for Love

This addresses an irreducible truth that all major religions struggle with: the reconciliation of scripture and social progress.


Thursday, May 14 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

With a long running time, a chronology that spans almost a century of American history, and a plot that is anticlimactic at best and tedious at worst, this is a curious case, indeed.


Wednesday, May 13 2009

Momma’s Man

By turns hysterically funny, profoundly depressing, and ultimately touching, a poignant portrait of arrested development in contemporary America.


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