December 14, 2019, 23:45

Culture
  • Notable Performances of 2019 and of the Decade

    When I think back on the musical events of the past decade, I think first of the sound of a composer talk ...

    When I think back on the musical events of the past decade, I think first of the sound of a composer talking. At the end of 2011, in the midst of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Philip Glass spoke to ...

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  • The Year in Stupidity

    In the course of this past year, I’ve found myself wondering, more than a few times, whether we are livin ...

    In the course of this past year, I’ve found myself wondering, more than a few times, whether we are living through the world’s stupidest era. Of course, it’s not as though people haven’t been doing du ...

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  • The Mesmerizing Chaos of “Uncut Gems”

    Adam Sandler’s frantic and fidgety performance provides “Uncut Gems” with its emotional backbone.Until no ...

    Adam Sandler’s frantic and fidgety performance provides “Uncut Gems” with its emotional backbone.Until now, I thought that the best metaphor for filmmaking that I’d ever seen in a movie was found in A ...

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  • The Fracturing of Brazil in “The Edge of Democracy”

    Brazil’s ousted President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, are the tragic c ...

    Brazil’s ousted President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, are the tragic central heroes of Petra Costa’s documentary “The Edge of Democracy.”In one of the most memorable ...

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  • Ten Great Performances from 2019

    This past fall, I met one of the world’s most esteemed actors, the French star Isabelle Huppert, who decl ...

    This past fall, I met one of the world’s most esteemed actors, the French star Isabelle Huppert, who declared that making movies is “very easy for me. I’m very lazy. I know a lot of people speak about ...

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  • “Arrogate” and Other Pesky Impeachment Words

    The hearings leading to the articles of impeachment charging President Trump introduced a few unfamiliar ...

    The hearings leading to the articles of impeachment charging President Trump introduced a few unfamiliar proper nouns and a Republican counsel’s definition of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”I am often ...

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