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I Sacrifice, Therefore I Am Good: Young Adult Fiction Heroines and Self-Destruction
By Katja Huru
Veronica Roth's Divergent series undermines all that we try to teach our young women about self-worth and the importance of maintaining autonomy and control over one’s body and mind. [24.Nov.14]
Žižek Continues His Love Affair With Hegel in 'Absolute Recoil'
Absolute Recoil is less a "major philosophical intervention" and more a natural continuation of Žižek's decades-long project of interpreting the world through Hegelian and Lacanian analysis. [24.Nov.14]
Can's Impossible Music
German rock band Can's masterpiece album is the subject of yet another thinly-veiled memoir in the 33 1/3 series, but the approach fits the enigmatic subject better than expected. [24.Nov.14]
'Crazy Rich Asians' Will Have You Seriously Considering That the Rich Really Should Be Eaten
This tale takes pains to emphasise the difference between the crass newly-rich mainland Chinese (yay!) and the rich-for-like-forever distinguished Chinese families (boo!). [23.Nov.14]
The Heavy Absence of Star Presence
If trying to grasp screen presence is like reaching for the stars, James Harvey shows noble reach in his book, Watching Them Be. [22.Nov.14]
Reviews
Absolute Recoil is less a "major philosophical intervention" and more a natural continuation of Žižek's decades-long project of interpreting the world through Hegelian and Lacanian analysis. [24.Nov.14]
German rock band Can's masterpiece album is the subject of yet another thinly-veiled memoir in the 33 1/3 series, but the approach fits the enigmatic subject better than expected. [23.Nov.14]
This tale takes pains to emphasise the difference between the crass newly-rich mainland Chinese (yay!) and the rich-for-like-forever distinguished Chinese families (boo!). [23.Nov.14]
If trying to grasp screen presence is like reaching for the stars, James Harvey shows noble reach in his book, Watching Them Be. [22.Nov.14]
As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide approaches, a new generation struggles to understand its meaning, and role, in their lives [21.Nov.14]
A line in one of the stories here neatly summarizes Oates’ works: “In private, a nervous collapse is an illness. In public, it can be a career.” [20.Nov.14]
Taken from long-lost recordings and filled with Hollywood gossip and personal revelations, this collection of transcripts proves why Orson Welles was one of the great conversationalists of all time. [19.Nov.14]
Loisel’s retelling is a gorgeous one. But it’s a contribution to a troubled tale. Is Neverland about rejecting adults – or just women? [19.Nov.14]
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Features
By Katja Huru
Veronica Roth's Divergent series undermines all that we try to teach our young women about self-worth and the importance of maintaining autonomy and control over one’s body and mind. [23.Nov.14]
By Robert Beachy
Robert Beachy's study of gay life in pre-Weimar Berlin reveals just how much influence that subculture had on our current understandings of sexuality. [20.Nov.14]
Columns
Re:Print
The prison correspondence of Tolokonnikova and Zizek might not change the world, but it ought to be required reading for those with such aspirations. [16.Nov.14]
Re:Print
The remarkable author of How to Build a Girl wasn’t seeking controversy; she just wanted to change the world. [11.Nov.14]
From The Blogs
Ovenly's recipes are hip, exciting, and accessible. If only they worked. [12.Nov.14]
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