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Going Pure White

Cincinnati is a fine place – a bit of the South with Covington Kentucky just across the river, and a bit of the industrial Midwest too, sometimes it snows like hell in the winter, and they have the very first professional baseball team, the Reds, still playing there, although not all that well. 3,329 more words

The radical humanity of Julianne Moore

There’s a moment in Gloria Bell that’s almost shocking in its mundanity: Alone in her apartment, Gloria (Julianne Moore) puts her laundry away while a… 769 more words

Movies

Julianne Moore shines in quirky midlife character study 'Gloria Bell': EW review

Director Sebastián Lelio made history at the 2018 Academy Awards when he brought Chile its first ever Best Foreign Language Film prize. Though the movie he won it for, A Fantastic Woman, almost seems like it could be the title of his entire oeuvre: Again and again, he bathes his female subjects — from the dancing divorcée in 2013’s Gloria to Fantastic’s trans nightclub singer to the Orthodox lesbian lovers in last year’s Disobedience — in a kind of tender, full-fledged humanity that other auteurs, let alone mainstream Hollywood, rarely touches. 206 more words

Movie Reviews

The White American Dinosaurs

Graduate school at Duke was fine. North Carolina was a bit problematic. There were the Lost Cause folks sure that the South would rise again – they hadn’t really lost that war. 3,503 more words

A Spanner in the Works

John Lennon wrote books too. In 1965 it was A Spaniard in the Works – not much of a book actually, just short nonsense stories and whimsical line drawings. 3,426 more words