An extraordinary series of medical portraits
The samizdat culture of X-ray records
Harry wants to remake the opening scene from Oklahoma!, Fred Zinnemann’s 1955 film adaptation of the Rodgers-Hammerstein musical. In the original…
The other night, on a friend’s recommendation, I watched a 1991 TV documentary titled Three Irish Writers. It’s an oral history of Dublin’s mid-century…
A graphic history of misanthropy
I keep thinking about a scene in Hong Sangsoo’s latest movie, The Novelist’s Film, which opened in the US last week at New York’s Film Society of…
Thing of the Month: a regular series
Peter is miming the dismantling of his head. First the eyeballs, each one coming out with a little slurpy plop. Then the teeth, one by one, given a good…
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