David Byrne’s Gray Suits, from “Stop Making Sense” to “American Utopia”
The musician’s iconic big suit, in Talking Heads’ 1984 concert movie, was a way of setting the band apart. In his new show turned film, the outfits are a way of bringing performers together.
How to Draw Feelings
In an interview and a video, Liana Finck talks about cartooning as catharsis and her processes for drawing inner lives.
Unexpected Benefits of Universal Health Care
For one thing, you’ll be able to marry not only to get coverage but for authentic reasons, like wanting to appear on ?“90 Day Fiancé.”
Pushed to the Edge by “Beau Travail”
Our most potent aesthetic experiences are sometimes those for which we are least prepared.
Satire from The Borowitz Report
Fauci Admits He Does Not Have Brain Like Trump’s
“I have to say that he has a point,” Fauci said. “My brain could never come up with the things his brain comes up with.”
Ask Kim Kierkegaardashian: Domestic Jungle Is Where the Heart Is
Like me, you have the means to fly business class on Air Escape. So why stay in the wildfire-smoking-section, COVID-19-class seats of United States Airlines 2020?
The Political Scene
Trump Collides with the World of Baseball
Should fans care that an owner of the Chicago Cubs is also the chief fund-raiser for Donald Trump?
Annals of a Warming Planet
The West Coast Wildfires Are Apocalypse, Again
In a year of lost normality, the fires’ outlandish size and reach signal that normal is gone for good. Yet these fires are not the end of the world.
October 19, 2020
The Front Row
The Wunderkind Iranian Director Who Stopped Making Films
Samira Makhmalbaf should have joined other rising filmmakers in being considered a modern master. Instead, she hasn’t released a movie in more than a decade.
October 19, 2020