Andrew Grossman

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.

Features // 4 Articles
Columns // 13 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
//Features

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.

//Columns

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.

//Reviews

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."

//Blogs

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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