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'Florence Foster Jenkins': Not quite a nightingale

Nov 30, 2016

'Florence Foster Jenkins': Not quite a nightingale

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‘Florence Foster Jenkins” is a fairy tale of glorious optimism and unclouded love. The titular lady (a real-life New York heiress and socialite during the 1940s) goes chasing after her dream of becoming an opera singer with a mountain of passion but zero talent. ...

'Tale of Tales': Do we need fables for adults?

Nov 30, 2016

'Tale of Tales': Do we need fables for adults?

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The current ideological system that governs our lives — call it late capitalism, the spectacle, or just Babylon — is most devious in its ability to take any and all resistance, any deviance from the hamster wheel of consumerism, and repackage it as just ...

'The Girl on the Train' charts a rough ride

Nov 16, 2016

'The Girl on the Train' charts a rough ride

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Why does modern society assume that all women want the same three things: love, sex and babies? The short answer is, because pop culture has decreed it so. The slightly longer answer is that brilliant female novelists such as Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn ...