I’ve seen the multiverse extravaganza Everything Everywhere All At Once twice, once with critics at a press screening and once in a theater full of delighted civilians. Both times I had the same reaction: I really like this, and I am really glad it exists, and whenever it doesn’t…
I am not a theater critic, but I do occasionally write about it and thus I get to see a lot of theater, and this week was — thanks to general calendars…
If you’ve promoted a book, then you know what I’m discovering, which is that it’s deeply uncomfortable and weird. You finish the book and then, over a…
A few years ago, I injured my right hip flexor pretty badly. I’m not sure how, exactly; I think I overextended it in a yoga class, a danger for the…
It’s Oscars day, which is like the Super Bowl for film critics. The ramp-up starts way back in September when the fall festivals — Venice, Telluride…
I was gone for a week, soaking in the glow of being at the True/False Film Festival, which takes place in central Missouri. In March 2020, I was there…
This poem by Danusha Laméris popped up on my Instagram feed, and I think it’s relevant to this weekend’s post’s topic, and just right. (Text below…
in praise of weak ties
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