Media Theater

Media Theater

When reporting has become about shock, ratings and theatrics, and less about accurately and responsibly relaying news, reports like Steven Emerson’s completely fictitious account of “no-go zones” are able to air as solid facts. Fortunately, since it was on Fox, no one...
Emotional Landscapes.

Emotional Landscapes.

Guest post by Lise Haller Baggesen.   Jetlag is the Devil’s work! Or is it a First World problem? First World problems are the Devil’s work and jetlag is the hands-on reminder that in this day and age it is never really enough, if at all possible, to be in one...
Hilton Als on Writing

Hilton Als on Writing

This month I turn to Hilton Als, a novelist, theater critic at The New Yorker since 2002, and arts writer who most recently contributed to Robert Gober’s MoMA museum catalogue with his essay I Don’t Remember. Novels, reviews, essays – all writings form his...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (1/9-1/11)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (1/9-1/11)

1. Outliers at The Mission Work by Erica Bohm, Natalia Cacchiarelli, Gustavo Díaz, Susan Giles, Adam Gondek, Larassa Kabel, Jeroen Nelemans, Michelle Prazak, and Missy Weimer. The Mission is located at 1431 W. Chicago Ave. Reception Friday, 6-8pm. 2. Lands End at...
The Nostalgia for Paradise is The Paradigm of Time

The Nostalgia for Paradise is The Paradigm of Time

By Kevin Blake  I’m riding along in the most conspicuous of vehicles in a place that I would like to think knows me. On every corner I pass, I see a thousand younger faces–dead and alive. I roll through my memories like I’m watching an 8mm film in an attic–shrouded in...
Chilling Me Softly

Chilling Me Softly

We are all, I am sure, familiar with the concept of “the chilling effect,” by which legitimate forms of expression are discouraged by fear of consequences such as censorship, lawsuit, or arrest. The chilling effect is one of, if the the most, dangerous consequences of...