Global Graffiti

May 2016

You Should Dance Like Gene Kelly Today

In the glut of new "holidates", April and May offer two holidays celebrating the millions who preserve and promote the art of dance

August 2015

‘Breaking Bad’-Style Cocktails and Chemicals

Ever wanted to cook it up yourself, ala Walter White-style?

May 2015

The Retch of the Wretch

A brief inquiry into the digestive problems of three evil men: Robert Durst, Anwar Congo and William Calley.

March 2015

Plastic Paddies, Thick Micks, and Drunken Hooligans: St. Patrick’s Unholy Legacy

We Irish Americans have a talent for self-deprecation, and we’ve elevated it to an art form.

February 2015

The Red Metronome: Prague’s Communist Past

A red metronome on the site of a former monument of Stalin often lies still, as if the weight of Prague’s history has given it too much baggage to continue the heartbeat.

September 2014

Watch Films, Not War: Kosovo’s Dokufest 2014

Dokufest is nine days, 237 films, six cinemas, and 13 thousand participants in a country I know almost nothing about.

July 2014

How We Should Feel about the Facebook Emotion Manipulation Experiment?

So it turns out that Facebook has been emotionally manipulating users as part of a scientific experiment. And it's partly our fault.

August 2013

The Price of Apathy

Will pre-crime technology keep us safe? Or will it persecute us?

July 2013

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinite Obsession

The red trees with white dots in front of the museum were just an introduction of what was awaiting us inside: the extraordinary mind of Yayoi Kusama.

April 2013

Steubenville as Personality Test

The Steubenville High School rape allegations were more than a controversial court case — they were a true test of character.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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