Articles tagged joanna smith rakoff

When Love and Money Are Not Enough: Meg Wolitzer’s ‘The Interestings’

The Interestings revisits certain Wolitzer themes: the wish for talent versus the possession of it, competition amongst friends, parenting developmentally disabled children, the challenges faced by gay people, and mortal illness.

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A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff

In this homage to Mary McCarthy’s The Group, it would have been nice to see Rakoff push her characters harder, giving them crises beyond depleted trust funds and the death of irony.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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