• Delicate Matters: Borat & Central Asia in the Western Imagination

    Erica X Eisen provides an inside look at the portrayals (and lack thereof) of Central Asia in the recent "Borat" sequel.

    A Replenished Earth

    Ellen Sklarz reviews the recent climate-concerned film "Kiss the Ground" by filmmakers Rebecca and Josh Tickell.

    La Llorona Reimagines Justice for Guatemala

    Alisa Bohling reviews Jayro Bustamante’s horror film "La Llorona," and traces echoes of the Guatemalan Civil War.

    Why Haven’t They Been Done Yet: Examining Policies in “One Billion Americans”

    Will Compernolle questions the feasibility and uniqueness of Matthew Yglesias' policy proposals in "One Billion Americans."

    Elena Ferrante Says if You Lean in You Might Just Fall Over

    "The 'your priorities will change' statement suggests that after having a child a person — most often a woman — will devalue her former aspirations..."

    The Museum as Weapon

    Curators affectionately refer to the label describing an artwork as its “tombstone.” Like a tombstone, it contains only the most …