by Jeremy Polacek
OCT 2013 | Books
Where there is love, life becomes something of it. And where there is death, or a loss of love, life takes on something of that, too. Levels of Life advances by this equivocal alchemy: You put together two things that have not been put together before, writes Julian Barnes. And the world is changed.
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.