MAY 2015 | Books
I look around me and imagine that I have the wild look of a person who has five minutes to pack her things and flee, the narrator recounts in Andrea Scrimas provocative novel, A Lesser Day. Rendered in segments circumscribed by places in which she has lived, in a narrative that is not linear, but rather flows back and forth in time, Scrimas intricately wrought story follows the life of a young woman suspended between past and present and uncertain about who she has become.
by Glenn Heath JR.
FEB 2015 | Film
Elegiac passages from Paul Éluards Liberté haunt David Cronenbergs nutty Maps to the Stars, as if the Surrealist writers transformative prose was another of the films many ghostly manifestations. In a film that deftly normalizes the toxic repetition of pop culture references and celebrity name-dropping, Éluards dreamy influence feels alien, like an extraterrestrial marking imprinted upon an earthly idol.