The latest from Professor Gayle Kimball swings, and misses, when it comes to exploring youth culture and society.
The Skeleton Tree takes on the heartwrenching aftermath of grief and what happens to those left behind after an unexpected devastating event. Though it’s a departure from past albums from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, it’s a must-listen.
In her 18th book, writer and Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY Staten Island Sarah Schulman takes on the weighty topic of interpersonal conflict, abusive behavior, the “overstatement of harm,” and how the continued mistaking of conflict for abuse leads to unnecessary escalation of various problems—often leading to cruel acts of isolation, shunning, scapegoating, and …
The title might sound intimidatingly dry, but this is a pivotal, challenging, thoughtful book about disability and society.
Anna Hamilton reviews Andi Zeisler’s snappy, comprehensive look at the rise of corporate feminism, and the commodification of a social justice movement.
If you weren’t a Maria Bamford fan already, you will be after watching Lady Dynamite, her hilarious new comedy.
Given the name of the foundation, the address where it is located is surprising. Yes, Fondazione Prada was actually founded by the same Prada of the fashion brand. But no, you won’t find the building in Via Montenapoleone — the upscale shopping street in Milan. Unexpectedly, the private institution is situated in an industrial area in …
At the London Film Festival, Mark Farnsworth surveys three stellar films.
In an era when the Horatio Alger myth has never seemed more ludicrous, as the gap between rich and poor widens at an exponential rate and class mobility moves firmly in only one direction – down – Secret Millionaire seems, at best, a fairy godmother tale to keep poor people complacent.
This is a review of Playing Cards in Cairo by Hugh Miles. ABACUS. 2008.