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Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Why Do We Call Some Movies 'Good' and Others 'Bad'?

Caitlin Barry | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Caitlin Barry

To say that Silver Linings Playbook is better than Taken is a personal choice. (I know, to some this may seem an absurd comparison.) How can we claim that one is universally better?

Confessions of a Lowbrow

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

I like Oprah not Opera. Country not Classical. I prefer Silence to any Music at all. I choose Breakfast at Tiffany's over My Dinner With Andre. I'm a...

Lowbrows Have More Fun

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Anastasia Rubis

I've gained a new appreciation for lowbrow in middle age. I'm still enough of a snob to gravitate toward "brilliant" lowbrow as opposed to "despicable" in New York magazine's approval matrix, but give me one more decade. My tastes should be off the chart.