The Struggle Continues: On Vincent Bevins’s “If We Burn”
Tyler McBrien reviews Vincent Bevins’s “If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution.”...
Creating Art in the Face of War Crimes: On John Freedman’s “A Dictionary of Emotions in a Time of War”
Ada Wordsworth reviews John Freedman’s anthology of works by Ukrainian playwrights, “A Dictionary of Emotions in a Time of War.”...
Addressing the China Challenge: Realisms Right and Wrong
What does the future hold for US–China relations, and what does it mean to be realistic about that future?...
Tell Them It Is Going to Hurt: On Meg Kissinger’s “While You Were Out”
Tahneer Oksman reviews Meg Kissinger’s “While You Were Out: An Intimate Family Portrait of Mental Illness in an Era of Silence.”...
When You Want Inclusivity, Ask a Punk
LIFE SUXX HARDCORE FUCKS VOL. 6 featuring NÜTT and BIG TECH, Bad Dogg Compound, South Los Angeles, September 30, 2023. As essential as Dodgers baseball and French dipped sandwiches at Philippe’s, the hardcore/punk scene is a mainstay of ...
CASUAL ENCOUNTERSZ: HOSTED BY AGATHE PINARD AND SAMMY LOREN, The Manor, Atwater Village, September 23, 2023. When I arrive at this roving alt-lit reading, at a small, tastefully decorated house in Atwater Village, a sign on the door instructs, “Casual Encountersz: ...
Art Can Be Destroyed but Not Defeated
ALEXANDRE ARRECHEA: INTERSECTED HORIZONS, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, September 9, 2023–May 2024. PAOLA VEGA: THE MYSTERY OF PAINTING, MOLAA, September 9, 2023–March 2024. Wedged between Long Beach’s hipster playground, East Village, and the northern tip ...
Trash, Spectacle, Sentiment
JOHN WATERS: POPE OF TRASH, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, September 23, 2023 to August 04, 2024. Introductory remarks from Daniel Crook September 21, 2023 at Multiple Maniacs screening. John Waters was kicked out of NYU film school for smoking marijuana. ...