David Antin’s Time of Day

By Kyle Proehl David Antin, who moved to San Diego from New York in the 60s and began composing the …

Asking for a Friend: How Do I Say “I Don’t Love You”?

Dear Olive, One of my oldest friends is in love with me, and I’m not in love with him. In …

James Baldwin as Prophet

By Sophie Browner In one of the opening scenes of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, we are shown …

The Subtle Brilliance of Mr. Donkey

By Josh Freedman Moviegoers in China pull no punches skewering the big-budget, low-quality offerings that dominate at the country’s theaters. Famed …

A Beacon of Sanity in Our Age of Polarity: On Contemporary Sufism and the Works of Idries Shah

By John Zada With the Internet and social media offering everyone an instant voice and platform, it sometimes feels as …

Willy Loman in Tehran: Asghar Farhadi and the Death of the American Dream

By Jenny Lower Two hours before the La La Land–Moonlight mix-up notably derailed the Oscars, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi also …

Dancing with Science: Collaborating for Vocational Activism and Effective Citizenry

By Amy M. Wilkinson On a recent icy morning, a group of fourth-graders from Peirce Elementary International Studies School arrived …