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Parallel mothers review: pregnancy plot unfolds in sharp political criticism

Pedro Almodóvar’s films have long focused on marginalized individuals – the excluded, the mistreated, the neglected. However, these stories were far from melancholy tragedies. Injecting a distinctly Spanish sense of humor (and lots of primary colors), Almodóvar empowers his protagonists by allowing them to assert themselves in a world that continually tries to relegate them […]

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In response to criticism of the Harvard photo exhibition, the reader offers a decidedly different point of view

In his review of “Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography Since 1970” at the Harvard Art Museums, Mark Feeney finds the exhibition “prosecutorial” but complains about the lack of captions (“Out of focus”, Sunday Arts, Oct. 3). He writes that “Devour the Land” wants the museum visitor to feel “anger, disgust, moral superiority”. […]

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Demetrious Johnson backs Aljamain Sterling’s criticism: “Don’t believe in karma”

Demetrious Johnson doesn’t believe in karma, Aljamain Sterling. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion Sterling has suggested that Demetrious Johnson’s recent technical KO (TKO) loss via the knee (see here) to Adriano Moraes was due to karma. Sterling’s comment comes after Johnson argued a rule change was needed after Sterling’s attempts to stall led to […]

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Californian artists, a scathing critique of Texas’ relationship with its land – Texas Monthly

Anyone who’s ever taken a long drive in West Texas knows it’s a beautifully landscaped area with very few places to get out and stretch your legs. Unlike other states in the western United States which entered the Union under different circumstances and with a larger role in federal land management, the vast majority of […]

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UCicago dance program: criticism, creativity and culture

In Contemporary Dance Practices, a recent addition to the Core Curriculum, students take time between discussions of different aesthetic theories, the influence of pop culture, and the privilege of Western perspectives in dance criticism to engage in a real practice of movement, learning a wide variety of techniques and styles. In another class, this one […]

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Panel 4 Archival Impulse: Appropriation and Critique – Video & Film

With: Leo Goldsmith (moderator), Greg de Cuir Jr, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Alison nguyen How to perpetuate the critical potential of recycling and appropriation of the moving image archive in the digital age? This panel will address the artistic reuse of various archives as well as the practices of appropriation and sampling of the […]