Cybersexism in Three Acts

After screening the film in May at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Poitras was impelled to reedit her film in light of ongoing developments involving the film’s protagonists. The only panelist without a jacket and tie (and the only white, Western speaker), Appelbaum comes across as brash and populist in his loudly repeated challenge to

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Razor-Thin Boundaries: A Review of “Homesick for Another World” by Ottessa Moshfegh

But the revelation is what matters, the acquisition of her fuck-it-all spirit, which we can presume comes and goes throughout the rest of her life like the piss and shit that flow throughout the book. There is pretending, there are words, but there is no peace. What could be more true about the way we

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No Answers at All: The Futility of Love in Catherine Lacey’s “The Answers”

The child of apocalyptic, off-the-grid Christian parents in rural Tennessee, Mary now lives in New York City. How to know anything, for certain, in another’s heart? It was just a part of living in the world, I told myself, of not having an obvious god.” Sometimes, walking down the street, Mary catches “a silent flash”

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Friday Finds: Anton Shammas on ‘Translating Palestinian Pain’

Read the whole short essay. He says he doesn’t know. Roman Jakobson has defined the form of translation I’m interested in   as “intersemiotic translation”—or transmutation, “an interpretation of verbal signs by means of signs of nonverbal sign systems.”[1] Or, vice versa—the interpretation of nonverbal signs by means of verbal signs. But I do know,

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LARB Radio Hour: Mary Gaitskill in Dialogue with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer

Mary opened the evening with a reading from her new collection of essays, Somebody with a Little Hammer. LARB Radio Hour: Mary Gaitskill in Dialogue with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer By LARB AV –  June 1, 2017 Mary Gaitskill, one of the most distinctive and celebrated contemporary American writers, spoke with Tom Lutz and Laurie

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