Anna Delvey, America’s iCon

Advertisements Or, stop being so dramatic 🙄 Like much of the world, I was drawn into Shonda Rhimes’ new Netflix series Inventing Anna, which documents the almost unreal rise and fall of ‘fake German heiress’ Anna Sorokin, better known as Anna Delvey, over the mid-to-late-2010s. From boutique hotel rooms to glitzy trips abroad to stolenContinue reading “Anna Delvey, America’s iCon”

Just saw FUNNY GIRL for the first time…

Advertisements Or, oy! …and it was weird, man. I’m gonna put all my thoughts in a list, because that’s the kind of time and energy I’ve got this week. Reminiscent of other musicals of the era in that the first act contained much more singing, and was much more lighthearted, than the second. But IContinue reading “Just saw FUNNY GIRL for the first time…”

Film Review: DON’T LOOK UP

Advertisements Or, an encapsulation *WARNING: SPOILERS* I went into Netflix’s Don’t Look Up expecting to be made very angry. I knew what it was about, and I knew what it was meant to represent. Instead, as I watched, I experienced a mix of déjà vu and deep fatigue. This was an only slightly factionalized versionContinue reading “Film Review: DON’T LOOK UP”

The Strange Mirror of UNORTHODOX

Advertisements In which I consider what makes a home *WARNING: SPOILERS* A couple months have passed since I watched Anna Winger’s four-part Netflix series Unorthodox, based on Deborah Feldman’s memoir, and I’m working through how close it hit to home. Not in terms of Judaism, in terms of my physical location. The action is dividedContinue reading “The Strange Mirror of UNORTHODOX”

Lit Review: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

Advertisements In which I play the Cecilian Defense *WARNING: SPOILERS* I suspect I was always one nudge away from playing chess. Growing up I might have had the makings of an enthusiast if I hadn’t devoted almost all my energies to literary pursuits. Or if I hadn’t been so troublesome at board games, a jealousContinue reading “Lit Review: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT”

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