Film: Best of Enemies


Is it the constant motion that hypnotizes us? The sheer power of a revved-up engine that elicits our undivided attention? Or is it the competitive … [Read more...]

Art: MDPLS Exhibits O Write My Name: America Portraits – Harlem Heroes

Pearl Bailey

Photos of acclaimed African American artists, from Lena Horne and Zora Neale Hurston to Horace Pippin and Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, are currently on … [Read more...]

Film: Landscape Art


The central figure in La Camioneta is sturdy, reliable, accommodating, and goes through a character arc that spans three countries and involves a … [Read more...]

Film: Synthetic Humans, Analog Machines


Is it possible for a movie to be too sensitive for its own good? That's the question I kept asking myself while seeing Short Term 12, a well received … [Read more...]

Art: Emerging: Augustina Woodgate

Agustina Woodgate

Agustina Woodgate became an online sensation when the Internet found her sewing poetry into thrift store clothes, but the Argentine is taking on the … [Read more...]

Film: Decadent Narcissists, Boozy Bohemians


So I kinda liked The Canyons. There, I said it. The summer's indie cause célèbre/laughingstock, which had reviewers falling over themselves coming up … [Read more...]

Film: True Believers


She takes the large crucifix above her bed and cradles it in her arms. Such devotion might come across as nothing short of inspiring among the … [Read more...]

Film: Charming Lushes and the Jolly Apocalypse


When we first meet Sutter Keely, the high school senior played by the versatile Miles Teller in the coming of age dramedy The Spectacular Now, he's … [Read more...]

Film: The Quiet American


For the first 15 minutes or so, Lee Daniels' The Butler feels like the kind of shoddily executed, self-aggrandizing award-season misfire that tends to … [Read more...]