Richard Falk: Uncovering Occupied PalestineFebruary 2014
Life under occupation in Hany Alu-Assad’s Omar.
Tomas Hachard: Denis Côté’s Animal InstinctsOctober 2012
Bestiaire’s place in the filmmaker’s oeuvre and anthropomorphic conceptions.
Nora Connor: The Myth of the Muslim Tide and the Search for the ModerateSeptember 2012
Doug Saunders’s new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
Ben Mason: Diane Arbus’s No Man’s LandSeptember 2012
In Berlin, the photographer’s fascination with separation and unity has unexpected resonance.
Craig Epplin: Snowball’s Chance, Ten Years LaterAugust 2012
A decade after John Reed’s Orwell parody was released, it still feels current, and, perhaps, even more relevant than before.
Bonnie B. Lee: Breaking The Ceramic CeilingJuly 2012
At the Joan B Mirviss Gallery’s The French Connection, Japanese women ceramists breathe new life and a welcome strangeness into a traditional artform.
Angela Chen: Ai Weiwei Still Isn’t SorryJuly 2012
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is now as notorious for his political actions as for his work. Alison Klayman’s new documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, shows that his originality comes precisely from combining the two.
Tomas Hachard: Rose-Colored DoomJuly 2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s dark current.
Genevieve Walker: Leigh Stein’s Dispatch from the Future: Poetry for Poetry HatersJuly 2012
Leigh Stein’s new collection is captivating even for the most ardent of poetry-haters.
Rachel Arons: Buggled and In BetweenJuly 2012
The subtle ambivalence of Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz.
Lucy McKeon: The Art of RapJuly 2012
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap explores hip hop’s past but skims over important questions about its present.
Brook Wilensky-Lanford: Empowerment ImperativeJuly 2012
A writer raised on feminist fairy tales reflects on Brave and Bloody and having it all.
Haniya Rae: Three Wise OwlsJuly 2012
In the 40Owls Gallery’s “Distinct Ethnic Magical Tales” exhibition, artists explore colonization, pop cultural iconography, and cultural ownership
Meaghan Winter: Xiaolu Guo’s Modernity EnthusiastsJune 2012
A fabulist film highlights the absurdity of breakneck-paced development, and its relevance inside and outside of China.
Rose Lichter-Marck: Love in a Hopeless PlaceMay 2012
The Cannes Jury Prize-winning film Polisse has striking similarities to Law & Order.
Elizabeth Greenwood: Weegee’s New YorkMay 2012
‘Murder is My Business,’ an exhibition of Weegee’s gritty photographs, opens at the International Center for Photography.
Claire Lambrecht: Escape from a “Necrocracy”April 2012
In North Korea, the hunger games have been raging for quite some time.