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'There’s Either a Gun or a Wedding': An Interview with Whit Stillman
The director of Love
Friendship on Jane Austen, his failed career as a writer, and true crime television.
Watch Me Bathe
How can something as trivial as one’s hygiene rituals have such an impact on how happy or successful others perceive you to be?
'When We Change Our Bodies, Do We Really Change?': An Interview with Mona Awad
The author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl on body image, how music and dance inform her writing, and emotional honesty.
The third wave of B-movies—straight-to-streaming films made cheaper, faster, dirtier than ever—exist to pad streaming and on-demand services’ libraries.
Perfect Information Game
Chess devoured my life, until I was sweating in a suit at the Bangkok Chess Tournament feeling myself slip into the void.
'If You Make the Same Film Twice You'll Make it Forever': An Interview with Ben Wheatley
Talking with the director of High-Rise about the challenges of adapting
Ballard, the benefits of setting a film in the Seventies, and how genre can give and take away.
'A Story Hollywood Can't Stop Telling About Itself': An Interview with Karina Longworth
The host of the film podcast You Must Remember This on Howard Hughes, A Star is Born, and capitalism.
House Hunting with Martha Gellhorn
The legendary war correspondent found domesticity and adventure are not easily balanced.
I'm the Dame Who Can Prove It: 50 Years of Valley of the Dolls
Enjoying a masterpiece of obviousness and dark satire of patriarchy.
A Quiet Force
Remembering Katherine Dunn.
How Am I Going To Make Fun Of The New Radiohead Album Without Listening To It?
Not knowing what I’m talking about has probably been a hindrance in ways I am blessedly unaware of, but ultimately, my being wildly wrong about anything and everything hurts no one, not even me.
The Cat Psychic
I was trying to accustom myself to the fact that Musa didn’t want to be my pet anymore. And then a friend gave me a phone number.
How Do We Live With Our Elders?
Are we in it together if someone refuses the context needed to see this thing changed?
Between Loneliness and Imagination
Though I’ve lived in more “storied” places, the physical space of the suburbs has shaped me more than any other.
Alone in the Jungle
The art of the story itself hinges on orphans: without them, the novel might never have been conceived.
'It’s a Crisis Because There Are No Answers': An Interview with Ben Rawlence
The author of City of Thorns on generational pain, the context of radicalization, and the weight of place.
Guilt Upon the Body
The Hillsborough Disaster and the inquest into it were about lying cops. After 27 years, the right words are finally being used to talk about the dead.
Dialogue with Francesca Woodman
The well person has the job of translating the images that the sick person has left behind as evidence.
Rhythms of Fear
Women instinctively read the danger written upon the city.
Crazy Is the Best Threat If You Know How to Use It
On Beyoncé’s “Hold Up.”