Rape Isn’t Personal in the Film Beauty and the Dogs—It’s a Public Problem – Film/TV – The Stranger


And why should she have to endure it alone? Rape is the product of societal attitudes toward women and their worth. Everyone wants her to keep it private, but her effort to register the rape is precisely to make it a matter of public record. If it is public, then everyone has to deal with it. The individual, the hero of American freedoms and democracy, is, in this brilliant work, forced to be an enemy of the state.

What the Tweet of Trump Eclipsing Obama Means – Slog – The Stranger


Trump’s presidency is about how he experienced Obama’s presidency, about how it perpetually preoccupied and consumed his thoughts like a Zahir. And so we have a presidency that reflects Trump’s madness and not the common form of a presidency, which combines periods of absence with those of presence.