Thursday, March 24 2016
The Lives of Frederick Douglass and Picturing Frederick Douglass reveal a radical approach to discussing politics, race and self.
Wednesday, March 23 2016
Young Once and In the Cafe of Lost Youth offer a concentrated sense of both the immensity of space and density of meaning that defines Paris.
Monday, March 21 2016
The enchanting story of a one-eyed dog has stolen hearts across Europe. Its author reflects on her success, her first smartphone, and literary distinctions between Europe and America.
Tuesday, March 15 2016
What does mercy mean to someone who hates herself? How can pacifism combat depression? How does euthanasia fit into Undertale's moral code?
Monday, March 14 2016
Julie Doucet is still often associated with her award-winning comics work of the ‘90s. As Carpet Sweeper Tales demonstrates, however, she’s been doing a lot more since moving on from comics.
Friday, March 11 2016
Arye Michael Bender reprises his role as defrocked '70s guru Octavio Coleman in the upcoming part spin-off, part sequel, part prequel and completely mind-bending film, The Esquire.
Thursday, March 10 2016
Watching the Esquire television network's food show brings to mind how Jean Baudrillard was so right about the ugliness in our reflections of reality.
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man may be the most important book of 2016, since reading it is like getting a top secret state department debriefing on world affairs.
Tuesday, March 8 2016
Whether he wanted it to be or not Hee Haw was the vehicle that imprinted Buck Owens into the minds of millions of music lovers around the globe.
Monday, March 7 2016
When you see and hear a group of children in star-spangled cheerleader outfits lip-syncing the words “Cowardice! Are you serious?” to an EDM reworking of the 1917 patriotic song “Over There”, that is the moment you should wake up.
Friday, March 4 2016
It's possible to trace much of 20th Century America’s history through the pages of the Defender, a local paper with a national impact.
Wednesday, March 2 2016
Surrounded by faceless men, stone men, and brainless men, the mesmerizing "Queen of Blood" belongs in her own class.
Tuesday, March 1 2016
If an iTunes library on shuffle needed a house band, Snarky Puppy would be it.
Monday, February 29 2016
From Van Halen to Dean Martin, some of the world's most beloved "love" songs are actually hideously sinister when you dig just below the surface.
Thursday, February 25 2016
Sometimes “hard” in a video game isn't just a difficulty setting.
Over-stylised and strangely unaffecting, Katie Mitchell’s staging of Sarah Kane’s controversial play yields mixed results.
Wednesday, February 24 2016
Live from New York it’s Saturday Night Live (albeit broadcast one week later, with French subtitles on an obscure cable channel)!
Tuesday, February 23 2016
One of the less celebrated satirists of religion, a study of some of Randy Newman's key songs reveals a subtle subversive at work.
Monday, February 22 2016
The insightful new study, Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, demonstrates how Japan beat American fashion at its own game
Thursday, February 18 2016
Steven Spielberg's most child-friendly blockbuster primed a generation to be more accepting of homosexuality.