Tag: review

Richard Falk: Uncovering Occupied Palestine

February 2014

Life under occupation in Hany Alu-Assad's Omar.

Tomas Hachard: Denis Côté’s Animal Instincts

October 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 Moderate

September 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 Land

September 2012

In Berlin, the photographer’s fascination with separation and unity has unexpected resonance.

Craig Epplin: Snowball’s Chance, Ten Years Later

August 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 Ceiling

July 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 Sorry

July 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 Doom

July 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild's dark current.

Genevieve Walker: Leigh Stein’s Dispatch from the Future: Poetry for Poetry Haters

July 2012

Leigh Stein's new collection is captivating even for the most ardent of poetry-haters.

Rachel Arons: Buggled and In Between

July 2012

The subtle ambivalence of Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz.

Lucy McKeon: The Art of Rap

July 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 Imperative

July 2012

A writer raised on feminist fairy tales reflects on Brave and Bloody and having it all.

Haniya Rae: Three Wise Owls

July 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 Enthusiasts

June 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 Place

May 2012

The Cannes Jury Prize-winning film Polisse has striking similarities to Law & Order.

Elizabeth Greenwood: Weegee’s New York

May 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.