For me, the first parallel that shot to mind was the movie poster for John Woo’s 1997 identity-swap-thriller Face/Off .The beauty of MacDougall’s photo is its desire to furnish yet more room, even as memories and narratives stack up.
Jason Parham writes about pop culture for WIRED.Across its mostly terrific eight-episode first season, which concluded Sunday, Levinson introduced explicitly hard-to-swallow themes—drug addiction, domestic abuse, the hazards of online hookups, pedophilia, depression—and didn't hold back with regard to the physical and psychological violence these issues havoced on his characters.
That same day, in New York, the US Justice Department announced that it would not bring federal charges against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.
Like so many other trans women of color, Candy's story is one marked by sexual violence and communal grief.
Depth of Field: Alex Morgan and the Politics of Women in Celebration. The US women’s soccer team forward scored in the team’s semifinal win over England. Catherine Ivill’s photograph of US women’s soccer team forward Alex Morgan is one such moment.
Produced by pop emissary Ricky Reed (who's previously worked with Jason Derulo and Kesha) and cowritten by Theron Thomas (among other hits, he contributed to Beyonce's "All Night"), "Juice" is not just any old anthem—drenched as it is in themes of self-love and optimism—but the anthem.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors blocked Kyle Lowry's shot during the fifth game of the of the NBA Finals this week, leading to a Warrior win over the Toronto Raptors.
Depth of Field: At the French Open, Serena Williams Is a Study in Motion. Serena Williams descended upon the clay courts of the French Open in Paris this week, where, the year prior, she had become a lodestar of ridiculous controversy.
It's what the film is rocketing towards from its start, a fated and fatal end point: a gruesomely poetic standoff between Adalaide and Red. It is also, to Peele's credit, a literal descent.