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References in It Follows Set the Tone

Andy Hoglund | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

Beyond their muted hipster tendencies, having the teens watch those specific films is a sneaky way of establishing tone. Even before Jay's curse is induced, she and her friends are already engulfed by suburban sprawl.

The Ever-present Past

Tony Woodcock | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

No matter how far removed we might be in time and technological distance from, say, Homer or Thucydides, Shakespeare, Holbein, or Beethoven, they speak to us of a human condition we recognize.

May 21 Rapture: Books We Will (And Won't) Be Reading If The World Really IS Ending Tomorrow

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books
Gina Barreca

It'd be interesting to see what we'd read if we actually considered ourselves an endangered species. We'd have to give up the pretence and get with the program; we'd have to read only what we know (or believe) we'd love.

Dostoevsky Darkens The Moscow Subway

NPR | David Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Dostoevskaya station -- which opened this summer in memory of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky -- met a fair share of opposition when psychologist...