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COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume One: Answers to Some Common Medical and Health Questions

I know that all of us have been inundated with an overwhelming amount of information in the past few days regarding the global coronavirus outbreak. The internet is a scary enough place to begin with, even without every news outlet in existence reporting on a global pandemic. But I know that many of us have … Continue reading COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume One: Answers to Some Common Medical and Health Questions

Beneath the White Tent Once Again: Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

The other day, I had a conversation with a friend who works in the medical field about the inaccessibility of contemporary art to the general public. "I just don't get, well, why this is a thing," she scoffed while telling me about an acquaintance who creates minimalist light sculptures. Frankly, I ask myself this same … Continue reading Beneath the White Tent Once Again: Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Four

To wrap up the final volume of this year's Oscars roundup, I'm going to breeze through a few expected—and thus a tad uninspired—nominees for Best Picture; in their own ways, both 1917 and Ford v Ferrari told stories that were familiar and match what the Academy tends to reward. I'll also cover the three shorts … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Four

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Three

In a somewhat ironic turn of events, the Hollywood elite seems to have embraced the on-screen portrayal of class inequity in the Oscar nods this year, with Parasite collecting six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Other favorites also focus on people on the fringes of society—with the controversial Joker racking … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Three

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Two

The last Avengers, the last Star Wars, the last Toy Story, the second-to-last Tarantino movie, and the farewell to white alpha male protagonists? While I'm not holding my breath on any of these to actually be true, the farewell (unfortunately, not The Farewell) to cinematic giants was a big theme this Oscar season. This year … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Two

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume One

Another year, another roundup of 41 (!) Oscar-nominated films that I’ve watched so you don’t have to—although there are a few that I’m going to suggest you should! Volume One starts off with two of the nine Best Picture nominees: Marriage Story and Little Women, helmed by real-life partners Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, respectively. In … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume One