“I thought my ideas were so clear.” That’s Guido Anselmi, the stand-in for Federico Fellini in 8 ½, trying to explain his inability to take the movie t…
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Despite its recency, my memories of 2010 are decidedly vague. I spent the first months of the year in the rambling house I lived in at Tufts, mostly in…
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The conceit of the Scottish artist Douglas Gordon’s 1993 film “24 Hour Psycho” is simple: the movie Psycho, slowed down to play at two frames per secon…
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What are you willing to give up to end white supremacy? This, our nation’s most recent bout of reckoning with pervasive racial injustice, has blessedly…
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Throughout the 1530s— a decade when plagues were a touch more commonplace than they are today, though no less dreadful— a German painter by the name of…
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When, in the 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright set his Arizona apprentices to clear some land for a permanent camp in the McDowell Mountains north of Scottsdal…
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November 26th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER Yasunari Kawabata’s novel Thousand Cranes begins with a memory: Running late to a tea ceremony organized by Chikako…
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August 29th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER “Dear dirty Dublin” hasn’t been so in some time. Far from the gritty, working-class town of Joyce’s or even Heaney’s …
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June 11th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER In 2016, Phoenix overtook Philadelphia to become America’s fifth largest city. In response to the news, the city’s WHYY…
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January 30th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER The first Modernism course I took in college was really a class on Freud. We read case studies, lectures, and Civili…
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November 14th, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER Similar to the printing of dollar bills or the stretching of taffy, election night coverage on a 24-hour news netwo…
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October 3rd, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say I started writing because of alt-weeklies. As a teenage laggabout in Albuqu…
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