The Virgin Suicides

Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999) | 23 Mar 2009 // 5:00 PM

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.


The Lisbon Bunch | 13 Jun 2007 // 6:00 PM

Purposefully ending one's life is often seen as a last act of personal desperation. But in Jefferey Eugenides' poignant, bewitching novel, it may actually be a form of salvation.


The Virgin Suicides (1999) | 31 Dec 1994 // 7:03 PM

It's hardly a new idea, to read into adolescent girls' suicide something poetic, passionate, and deeply meaningful. Neither is it a secret that countless girls have admired Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman, seeing in their wounded and inviolate art reflections of themselves, their own pain and enchantment.

The Virgin Suicides (1999) | 31 Dec 1994 // 7:03 PM

And yet, for its many pleasures, I find myself conflicted in thinking about The Virgin Suicides.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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