Confessions of a Cassandra

This essay is a lot more personal than any of my previous postings on this blog—or, indeed, any my writing anywhere else. It’s personal because it concerns a topic that is so important to me that I cannot bear to shroud it in a pretense of academic detachment and so overwhelmingly significant that the thought of writing about anything else seems grotesque.

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#FrancisOnFilm: Authenticity at Sundance

Francis Lee’s "God’s Own Country" is one of this year's gems at Sundance. It's power lies in its utter authenticity. But what makes a film authentic?

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[AUDIO] Do the Privileged Have Special Obligations?

Most of us recognize that, due to the circumstances we were born into, we are given certain advantages or disadvantages in life that others do not have. However, the further question of whether those with privilege have special obligations to the disadvantaged remains controversial.

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