: Tim Kreider's influential 1999 essay (previously
) on how Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut
uses sex and infidelity to cover up a story of greed and murder by the elite gets a brand new afterward by the author to introduce a new site for his non-fiction writing, TimKreider.com
"Unlike most teen dramas, Buffy wasn’t a narrative about finding an identity; it was always about having a lot of them
." Kim O'Connor for The Toast on Buffy Summers, growing up, identity, and how saving the world every week is a better model than just getting through high school.
In 1891 author and lecturer ”Max O’Rell
” (being the pen name of one Léon Paul Blouet) published an amusing account of his travels through the States and Eastern Canada - "A Frenchman In America
" - that, along with the charming illustrations, reflect on then popular national stereotypes and character and is presented on Project Gutenberg in its entirely. (via
Essayist and cartoonist Tim Kreider is no stranger to film criticism ( previously
) but his thoughtful, surprising, detailed analysis of Lynch's The Straight Story
and Spielberg/Kubrick's AI
deserve special attention.
Dorothy Gambrell of Cat And Girl
fame spends an awful lot of time talking about education, class, debt, money, and the hollow promise of aspirational media to discuss how much she hates Good Will Hunting
Cartoonist Tim Kreider
) of The Pain
talks about the last decade, our "disastrous decline" and his latest book of cartoons and essays, Twilight Of The Assholes. Part 1
Why does Futura work here but Slanted Futura doesn't? Enter FONTS IN USE:
A breakdown, explanation and appreciation of type design out in the real world.
"Places like Picher are why Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980—better known as the Superfund bill
." - Wired Magazine on the most toxic town in America, Picher, OK
, and the people who still live there
The Wisdom Of Rats
- A personal essay on art and time and everything, by Charles Bowden