Andrew Grossman is a regular contributor to Bright Lights Film Journal, the editor of the anthology Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade (2001), and a contributor to The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
As Al Jazeera America Dies, the News Dies, Again: An Open Letter to the Liberal Media | 2 Feb 2016 // 8:30 PM
Liberal-leaning American TV news is hopelessly lost in a Manichean tug-of-war with right-wing infotainment.
Magnus Hirschfeld and the Struggle for Transformation, Not Tolerance | 13 Jul 2014 // 8:14 PM
Sexual rights in America remain both provisional and cynical; we know everyone should have them, but we are beholden to cowardly, outmoded, theocratic institutions that are fearful of egalitarianism.
Why Is Opera So Derided in America? | 20 Jun 2016 // 8:00 PM
Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel offers everything movie goers seek: debauchery, religious obsession, exorcisms, devilish abuses, graphic sexual assault, and a variety of horrific effects both musical and visual.
Let's Play at Kentucky Fried Chicken, America | 6 Apr 2016 // 8:30 PM
In this game we consumers are reduced to plastic playthings, happy to be fingered. This and other thoughts on American culture.
Crafty Language and Unfulfilled Dreams: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher' 2015-10-17 | 2 Nov 2015 // 1:00 AM
Bill Maher’s interview with Bernie Sanders illuminates the tensions of capitalism and inherited wealth, and the inherent uselessness/truthfulness of language.
Real Time with Bill Maher: Republican Nouns/Democratic Verbs, Misguided Narratives | 16 Oct 2015 // 2:45 AM
"In an impersonal and often anti-personal world, the individual name cannot compete with the power of corporate hierarchies, which, even more than gods, are invested with unearned prestige."
The Republican Hajj: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher' - 18 September 2015 | 25 Sep 2015 // 2:50 AM
Perhaps we are reaching a crisis point, a moment in which we suddenly tire of comedy and politics in the same sighing breath.