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Friday 20th April 2018

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VI. On Susan Sontag and “Good Art”
VI. On Susan Sontag and “Good Art”
In a footnote from her essay “Against Interpretation,” Susan Sontag refers to film as a “subdivision of literature.” Now, I have never been one to uphold any kind of “hierarchy of the arts” (of...
V. Star Wars VIII: First Review
V. Star Wars VIII: First Review
My previous column was all about the cultural importance of Star Wars as the quintessential modern myth. I even mentioned the need for myth in these troubled times, insinuating my desire for Star Wars:...
In Once on This Island, Love and Community Shine
In Once on This Island, Love and Community Shine
Photo Courtesy of Joan Marcus There’s this consistent trope that exists in many stories typically featured on Broadway:  a person falls in love with another character that has unexpectedly entered their life and against...
Recyclegate
Recyclegate
There’s a conspiracy afoot—and it’s a big one. At the heart of so many of the problems that plague our campus—stress, anxiety, the impossibility of ever making a real choice­—this monster crouches, laughing in...
Requiem for Orgo Night
Requiem for Orgo Night
People inherently long to be part of a group, a village, a community. For communities to endure, they must have a history, and each generation must perpetuate the traditions of the past and pass...
What does the Hippocampus Do? A Tale of Mice and Men
What does the Hippocampus Do? A Tale of Mice and Men
Image courtesy of Laura Elizabeth Hand, CC’19 The hippocampus is one of those brain regions that pops up again and again in popular science literature, and for good reason. Most people associate the hippocampus...
IV. Star Wars, Faulkner, and Kangaroos: On Myth
IV. Star Wars, Faulkner, and Kangaroos: On Myth
The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer has been out for months now, and fans—old and new alike—are still raving about it, once more submerging themselves in that paroxysm of fervent fan-boy anticipation,...
Lost in Infinity: Kusama’s Infinity Rooms Arrive in NYC
Lost in Infinity: Kusama’s Infinity Rooms Arrive in NYC
Yayoi Kusama, With All My Love for The Tulips, I Pray Forever, 2012. Photo: Yayoi Kusama/Courtesy of David Zwirner, NY/Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai/Victoria Miro, London   Running through December 16th, the David Zwirner Gallery...

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