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.
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.
The Little Joys (Not Pleasures) of Scopophobia: On Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXIX | 21 Apr 2014 // 9:14 PM
From our fear of the culture industry emerges a new sense of self—a negative self to be sure, created from the fear of being hypnotized by one’s inferiors, yet a self less likely to get lost in the dark.
Cacophonies and Heavenly Choruses: A Cure for the Classical Blues | 31 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM
Is there any term in any field that is more slippery or meaningless or that carries such impossible, historically artificial burdens of meaning as "Classical Music"?
Unrealistic Colors and Naturalistic Philosophies in Jean Renoir’s 'The River' | 8 Jun 2015 // 10:30 PM
In The River, Renoir transcends his own attractive colors, stumbling into a “realistic” philosophy of nature that the portraiture of color so often forbids.
The Sitcom As Ideological Torture | 20 Feb 2014 // 2:10 AM
Family Matters is a sterling (and torturous) example of the allegedly “post-racial” America inaugurated by the bourgeois and only mildly Afrocentric triumphs of The Cosby Show.
Where G.K. Chesterton and B.F. Skinner Meet: On Real Time with Bill Maher, 21 August 2015 | 27 Aug 2015 // 4:30 AM
The 21 August edition of Real Time with Bill Maher highlights the imbalance between the good politician, just yet already defeated, and the bad, given to nationalistic pandering and demagoguery.
Why Not a Republican Vivisection?: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher', 14 August 2015 | 21 Aug 2015 // 5:00 AM
If Bill Maher sees himself as a lone bulwark of reason in a puritanical country still balking at Enlightenment values, the talk-show format of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tends to gravitate toward unenlightened left-right binaries.