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Nicholas Thomson
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Nicholas Thomson is a writer living in Brooklyn. His writing can be found at his blog: Follow him @NicholasgrayT


Thursday, November 14 2013

Dave Eggers Does Cheerful Satire in 'The Circle'

The Circle has subsumed the behemoths Facebook, Google and Twitter into something almost pre-capitalist, something maybe not even seen since the predators of the Paleolithic era.

Tuesday, October 22 2013

The Muted Tones and Diminishing Returns of the High in 'Drug War'

Drug War is clearly smarter, crisper and more ambitious than most pulp films.

Tuesday, October 8 2013

'Day of the Dead' Is Shlock Without a Pulse

Day of the Dead ’s lazy attempts at sending up racism, sexism and consumerism betray the film’s obvious role as a product meant to distribute these sentiments because there was a market for them.

Sunday, September 29 2013

The State of War That Is Puberty

Scott McClanahan's Hill William is a book for the willful forgetters, for the violence of the innocent, and most of all for those who couldn’t have done otherwise.

Thursday, September 12 2013

Susan Sontag's Journals from the Depths of Erudite Despair

These journals reveal what a comfort writing was to Susan Sontag in the face of her loneliness.

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