Andrew Grossman is the editor of the anthology Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade (Haworth Press, 2001), an editor of and regular contributor to Bright Lights Film Journal, and a contributor to The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Scribner and Sons). He has contributed book chapters to the anthologies 24 Frames: The Films of Korea and Japan (Wallflower Press, 2004), The New Korean Cinema (University of Edinburgh Press, 2005), Chinese Connections: Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora (Temple University Press, 2009), Action! Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran (Anthem Press, 2009), Film and Literary Modernism (Cambridge Scholars, 2013), Asexuality: Queer and Feminist Perspectives (Routledge, 2013), Mexican Horror Cinema (McFarland, forthcoming), and Movies in the Age of Obama (ed. David Izzo, forthcoming 2014). He also produced and directed a feature documentary film, Not That Kind of Christian!!, which appeared at the 2007 Montreal World Film Festival and which was awarded a Bronze Remi at the 40th annual Worldfest Houston.
Queer Capitalism: A Street-Level, #LGBTQ Response to Life in the Times of Trumpism
Legislation, the vehicle of idealists, is bereft of ideas in the times of Trumpism. We are left to fend for ourselves.
Shaved Jews and Philosemitic Fantasy: On ‘Jud Süss’ and ‘Das alte Desetz’
The fascist mind, always limited by parochial sentimentality, fears art because it fears any hint of ambiguity.
Old Wine, New Punch: Martha Argerich’s Performance of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto at The Kennedy Center
Those who regard the reclusive Argerich as one of the world's two or three greatest living pianists—classical or otherwise—would not have left the concert hall disillusioned.
Asta Nielsen and Fatma Girik’s Hamlets: Old Mysteries, New Problems
Wherein Hamlet is no longer a neurotic male in princely guise but a woman invested with an identity crisis.
Why Is Opera So Derided in America?
Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel offers everything movie goers seek: debauchery, religious obsession, exorcisms, devilish abuses, graphic sexual assault, and a variety of horrific effects both musical and visual.
Let’s Play at Kentucky Fried Chicken, America
In this game we consumers are reduced to plastic playthings, happy to be fingered. This and other thoughts on American culture.
As Al Jazeera America Dies, the News Dies, Again: An Open Letter to the Liberal Media
Liberal-leaning American TV news is hopelessly lost in a Manichean tug-of-war with right-wing infotainment.
Celestial Sound: Thoughts on Mahler’s Third Symphony
To listen to Mahler is to claim your soul hasn’t been splintered by postmodernity -- even if you hate Mahler and disbelieve in the soul.
Crafty Language and Unfulfilled Dreams: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ 2015-10-17
Bill Maher’s interview with Bernie Sanders illuminates the tensions of capitalism and inherited wealth, and the inherent uselessness/truthfulness of language.
Real Time with Bill Maher: Republican Nouns/Democratic Verbs, Misguided Narratives
"In an impersonal and often anti-personal world, the individual name cannot compete with the power of corporate hierarchies, which, even more than gods, are invested with unearned prestige."
Pangea Panacea? Or the Geography of Neurosis: Real Time with Bill Maher – 2 October 2015
The October 2 episode touches on the Oregon massacre without questioning the toxic neuroses and views of masculinity that fueled it.