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Raging Against the Machine

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Even if left-wing activism was necessarily righteous, and God knows it isn’t even if shameful yuppies don’t, Rage’s claims of musical and ethical superiority would be suspect. For starters, The Battle of Los Angeles is blatantly pro-war–don’t any of the old hippies at the Voice or Rolling Stone have something to say about that? The [&hellip
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A Box Opera, A Poetry Olympiad & Hiphop’s Silver Anniversary

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

So let’s enjoy this week’s dazzling bounty of events, which crackles underfoot like a blazing carpet of leaves. But hey, don’t step on those boxers. Yeah, they’re actually performance artists, but don’t think for a second that the bout between Jonathan Ames and David Leslie is one of those acrobatic nonplays that rope tourists in [&hellip
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What, Me Prickly?

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Too many liberals suck at thinking for themselves. Bern’s success among the youth wing of Hillary Clinton’s political base just goes to show how that demographic forgets to be offended if the right buzzwords aren’t uttered. James Carville has made a career out of shouting out those very cues at moments opportune for his Democratic [&hellip
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A Hideous and Ghastly Halloween Week

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

For pretty much that reason I advise steering clear of the annual Halloween Parade. Though it supposedly has an illustrious history and remains a queer-culture staple, I’ve never experienced anything at this event besides police barricades–tons of ’em–penning in thousands and thousands of outer-borough beef cattle and woo-girls. Well, at least it’s scary. (10/31, from [&hellip
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Still Shell-Shocked from Fight Club

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

I was going to follow the Mayor–my model for social discourse–and declare this week Guggenheimy Week, in honor of which my column, already free to the public, would salute Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark by presenting forthcoming events in an elegant, descending spiral. Alas, the only spiraling descent here will be enacted by my psyche, which [&hellip
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Woofstock Week

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Soon, we hope, young, upper middle-class white people who loudly talk shit about "film" in public places will chatter instead about Fight Club, which opens Friday, and which deals with some of the same issues as Beauty in an immeasurably less smug way. The other big cinema event this week is the Dreyer retrospective at [&hellip
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