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 // 9:30 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 // 9:14 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.
Let's Play at Kentucky Fried Chicken, America | 6 Apr 2016 // 9:30 PM
In this game we consumers are reduced to plastic playthings, happy to be fingered. This and other thoughts on American culture.
Celestial Sound: Thoughts on Mahler's Third Symphony | 18 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM
To listen to Mahler is to claim your soul hasn’t been splintered by postmodernity -- even if you hate Mahler and disbelieve in the soul.
Crafty Language and Unfulfilled Dreams: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher' 2015-10-17 | 2 Nov 2015 // 2:00 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 // 3:45 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 // 3:50 AM
Perhaps we are reaching a crisis point, a moment in which we suddenly tire of comedy and politics in the same sighing breath.