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Alyssa Pelish

Alyssa Pelish writes and edits in New York. Her creative and critical work has appeared in 3 Quarks Daily, The Quarterly Conversation, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Denver Quarterly, MAYDAY, On the Issues Magazine, and Science.


Friday, August 16 2013

Lake Bell's Directorial Debut, 'In a World...', Is Consistently Funny

As In a World... tracks the evolving professional career of a voiceover artist, it also leaves her unkempt raspberry DIY highlights and faded flannel dresses just as they are.

Thursday, April 4 2013

'Mad Men: Season 6 Premiere': Waiting for the Fall

As Mad Men's new season opens, we don't know if Don Draper is alone. We do know, however, that he is due for a fall.

Tuesday, December 18 2012

‘Amour’ Shows Us the Very Ends of Love

The cruelty that Michael Haneke's new film explores is not committed by any devious human hands or minds. Here, the ravages are those of old age.

Tuesday, November 27 2012

'The Hour' Returns with a New Focus on the Pitfalls of Celebrity

The Hour continues to mine its rich vein of personalities, with a second season that is looking very good, indeed.

Tuesday, July 17 2012

The Adolescent Need for Justice and Order: 'Margaret'

To find that adults lie and shirk responsibility -- and that it's not always clear who is in the wrong: this is what it means to lose one's innocence.

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