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Reading The New Yorker, Thinking About Daphne Merkin

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

Merkin's meticulous dissections of depression have set a standard for courage in the face of the mind's adversities. She confronts herself again and again in ways that are excruciatingly revealing.

The Man Who Sold Crash to the Academy

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Apparently Hollywood filmmakers aren't offering enough wish fulfillment. That's where marketers come in. They lie to us about the lie. If the film is crap, they figure out ways to get us to eat it.