Month: December 2013

Articles Read & Loved no. 6

The War No Image Could Capture by Deborah Cohen

An article that explores on the lack of any iconic photographic representation of the First World War got me thinking about the limitations of representation, the limitations of any medium, whether it’s photography or even language, to represent and capture the pain, horror, and suffering of a dehumanizing experience. That maybe the pain of some experiences are so extreme, they destroy any capability to represent it. That maybe the pain of such an experience is beyond representation, beyond photography, beyond language.

Craving the Other by Soleil Ho

If you aren’t reading everything that Soleil Ho is publishing than what are you doing with your life?

Where It Hurts: Steve McQueen on Why 12 Years a Slave Isn’t Just About Slavery by Dan P. Lee

An absolutely amazing profile of director Steve McQueen that shows what an absolutely amazing artist, filmmaker, and human being he is.

Saving Mr. Banks Is a Corporate, Borderline-Sexist Spoonful of Lies by Amy Nicholson

I KNEW IN MY GUT TO BE SKEPTICAL OF THIS MOVIE AND HOW IT WOULD TREAT P.L TRAVERS.

Treme Died As It Lived by Todd VanDerWerff

This overview of the final season of HBO’s most underappreciated treasure of a show, Treme, succinctly points out all the things that made the show great and why it was so disappointing to the many viewers who kept hoping for the show to be something it never was or tried to be.

 

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