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Party for Everybody

While Pussy Riot embody an emphatic rejection of all the entrenched systems of power so long in place, the Buranovskiye Babushki, a group of singing grandmothers, might be the most comforting possible pop sensation.

New York Times, New York Times, YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN US?!

I try not to read things in the New York Times that are about people my age, New York City, or basically anything that doesn’t have to do with international politics.

On The Road On The Big Screen

Some reactions to the trailer of the film adaptation of Kerouac’s ON THE ROAD.

Family Values vs. Philandering Suicidal Mothers

In the days before most Western women could control the size of their families, obtain no-fault divorces, or achieve financial freedom, a magnificent breed of novels portrayed the lives of spirited women who beat helplessly against the societal walls that confined them.

Free Pussy Riot!

Over the past weekend, Russian authorities arrested suspected members of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band that has bravely ridiculed the Putin regime.

Play It Again, Sam (and Again, and Again…)

What Bradford Cox did is more interesting than eventful — mostly it’s funny, but also a reminder that a majority of social contracts are bullshit, and that we all tend to kind of resent the people who love us.

The Other Facebook Movie

I’d like to earnestly proclaim that The Academy’s best picture of the year, THE ARTIST, is actually an allegory for courtship in the Facebook era.

Full Stop Goes to AWP

Here it is: the trade secrets, the panels and moments we kept bringing back up over meals — really, everything that inspired us to discuss hotel arrangements for the 2013 AWP in Boston on our El ride home.

Walking The Wire

How famous does something have to be to justify it having a walking tour? How heinous the crime?

KRONCH FA-THOOM BUDDABUDDABUDDABUDDA: Performing Sound Effects in Comic Books

If the speech balloon is the most comic-booky element of comic books, what about THOOMs and KAPOWs and BLAMs?