“Rockin’ the Boat’s a Drag. You Gotta Sink the Boat!”: Robert Downey Sr.’s Anarchist Cinema b. 24 June 1936, New York City, United States Long, long, long ago and very far away, in Manhattan in the 1960s, I knew Robert Downey Sr. as a friend and colleague, and we are still in touch today. At […]
Misogyny has been the most frequent accusation thrown at Lars von Trier’s Antichrist since its debut at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. With its scenes of abject sexual violence and the endless, harrowing emotional suffering endured by Charlotte Gainsbourg’s unnamed protagonist (simply referred to as “She” in the film’s credits), it certainly lends itself to […]
The return of Twin Peaks (1990-1991) after more than a twenty-five year absence from television screens is a major television event, and one that is capable of provoking reflection on the medium itself. This much anticipated return – occurring almost as predicted by Laura Palmer, who cryptically told Agent Cooper she would see him again […]
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Free Fire (2016) TBD
High Rise (2015) B
A Field in England (2013) F
Sightseers (2012) A
Kill List (2011) A
Down Terrace (2009) A
You leave New York for a week or more and the whole world is different. I got back from a recent trip, to L.A. and Houston, to discover a number of significant changes in the West Village, where I do most of my shopping. I walked into the record shop Rebel Rebel to check out what was available for a relative of mine and, after a moment or two, was told, by the store’s honey-voiced owner, David Shebiro, that the venerable shop, which had breathed music and ideas onto Bleecker Street for nearly thirty years, was going out of business—the clothing store next door had paid the landlord six months in advance to break through, into his space, and expand. (Rebel Rebel closed for good on the Saturday before the gay-pride parade. Other Music, the large experimental-music outpost, closed on June 25th.)
The Final Months of Brooklyn’s Most Cluttered Bookstore
Why Would Amazon Want To Be the New Barnes & Noble?
How Amazon’s Bookstore Soothes Our Anxieties About Technology
For the week of July 4th, we asked writers to describe a person, object, or experience that they think captures a distinctly American spirit.
Obama’s Failed Promise to Immigrant Families
An Unexpected Victory for Affirmative Action
Donald Trump’s Anti-American Values