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Films Seen in 2016

Favourites (in no particular order): The Blue Bird (Maurice Tourneur, 1918) Eyes of Fire (Avery Crounse, 1983) Women of Ryazan (Olga Preobrazhenskaya & Ivan Pravov, 1927) Trance (Teresa Villaverde, 2006) Crush (Alison Maclean, 1992) The Travellers (Bahram Beizai, 1991) Pomegranate … Continue reading

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Books Read in 2016

Favourites (in no particular order): Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution by Rebecca Comay Counternarratives by John Keene Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Streetwalking on a Ruined Map: Cultural Theory and the City Films of Elvira Notari by … Continue reading

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Books read in 2015

Favourites Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin State of Grace by Joy Williams The Colour Purple by Alice Walker In the Pines by … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2015

I’ve been a terrible blogger, so here’s a list. Favourites: Marquis de Sade’s The Propensities of Vice (Akio Jissoji, 1988) The Terrorizers (Edward Yang, 1986) The Butter Lamp (Hu Wei and Julien Féret, 2014) Starry Eyes (Dennis Widmyer & Kevin … Continue reading

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2015: Missing Texts

“The German Censors —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— —— … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking a lot about plastic surgery. Not for myself, well, not actively for myself, but the idea that at one point in your life you can change your appearance so much that you can permanently look like another … Continue reading

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Books Read in 2014

Favourites, in no particular order: Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides Nightwood by Djuana Barnes The Hostage by Paul Claudel Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward At the Dark End of … Continue reading

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