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Monday, July 22, 2019

In Retrospect: In Memoriam of John Berger

Public intellectuals are a thing of the past and in some sense reached their heyday in the ‘60s. The days when intellectuals such as Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer reached massive audiences through television...

In Retrospect: Blade Runner

Canonical cinema rarely gets much richer than Ridley Scott’s 1982 film “Blade Runner.” Of course, by “Blade Runner” I refer to the “Final Cut,” Scott’s definitive version of the film whose themes are mirrored...

In Memoriam: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

This month augured two tragedies on the world stage: One, the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and two, the passing of legendary singer-songwriter, poet, novelist, overall genius, Leonard Cohen....

In Retrospect: All my friends are back from the dead

I’m losing my edge. New technologies have paved the way for unprecedented synthesis between high and low, the personal and public, known and unknown, a process that is far from over. Nothing is ever...

In Retrospect: Yoko Ono is a fucking genius

To the reader: I understand, you are rolling your eyes at the prospect of having to respect a musician as universally written off as Yoko Ono, but I assure you that this is a...

In Retrospect – The Lion King: Disney’s Magnum Opus

Let me paint you a picture of three monumental events that occurred in the warm summer month of June 1994. June 15: Walt Disney Pictures introduces the world to the colorful characters of Simba,...