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Susanna Kaysen’s memoir Girl, Interrupted, Twenty-Five Years Later
Kaysen feels that her story, helped along by the Winona Ryder–starring movie adaptation, has taken on a life of its own.
Read the rest at The Paris Review.
Athleisure, Class, and ‘Good Will Hunting’
Through clearly delineated costuming, Good Will Hunting creates a visual grammar that evokes the tension Will feels as a character.
Read the rest at Fashion x Film
On Donna Zuckerberg’s book on classics and the far-right internet
It becomes obvious by the end of Not All Dead White Men that, along with a desire for ideological validation, red pill forum members repeatedly deploy just a few choice rhetorical strategies.
Read the rest at Ploughshares.
Robert F. Kennedy and Edith Hamilton’s Ancient Greece
The tragic nature of Kennedy’s life and death is far more complex than the image of the senator as the President Who Might Have Been.
A DACA poet speaks out
In his personal life, Castillo is still attempting to negotiate the chasms of communication that his poetry explores.
Read an update at Medium.