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Reader Mail: Thomas Kramer Is a Good Person

So That’s What It Does!

And it ain’t good: A great read with equally great art (“The Politely Evil Empire,” Pete Kotz, January 30). People, don’t let your children grow up to become members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. gumsandals

Then again, what would …

A Grand Freakout in A Field in England

A grim and hilarious hallucination in monochrome, Ben Wheatley’s small-budget historical freak-out A Field in England ticks madly between unities-honoring classical drama, language-drunk existentialism, cock-brandishing Elizabethan ribaldry, and the muskets-and-sorcery madness of so…

Skinny Puppy on Being Used for Torture at Guantánamo Bay

Deep in the bowels of Guantánamo Bay, extreme bass music rumbles from Bazooka speakers as federal agents use the music of Skinny Puppy to torture prisoners. It’s a fact that has been confirmed by the pioneering industrial band, and that inspired its latest album, Weapon.

Assassins: Bold Musical About Presidential Killers

Legend has it that at the end of Edwin S. Porter’s pioneering 1903 short film The Great Train Robbery, when an actor playing a bandit points his gun directly into the camera and fires, many moviegoers were scared out of their wits. The medium was too new for a camera

Stranger by the Lake Studies Male Hook-Up Culture

For more than two decades, Alain Guiraudie has been unrivaled in depicting desires that upend convention, whether homo or hetero. In the comedy The King of Escape (2009), for instance, a middle-aged gay man falls in love with a 16-year-old girl; the film ends with an all-male gerontophilic…

Bad Haircut Hurts Model's Career

Love may be “an ever-fixed mark/That looks on tempests and is never shaken,” as the Bard once wrote. But beauty is a fickle bitch.

That’s a lesson Kerri Aultman now knows all too well. The model normally keeps her hair dyed dark, with short sides and a long, stylish swoop in

The Lego Movie Really Snaps Together

Consider the Lego, the toy of contradiction. With one — well, with hundreds of them — you can build anything: houses, airplanes, house-airplanes. You can even build something that will change the world, as Larry Page and Sergey Brin did in 1996 when they housed the server for their ne…

Former Taz's Angels Model Whose iPhone Was Hacked Sues to Find Culprit

Iesha Crespo has most recently appeared in Drake’s music videos and the HBO series with Mark Wahlberg, Ballers, but the 23-year-old got her start with Taz’s Angels, a mysterious girl gang modeled after Charlie’s Angels. Its leader, Michael “Taz” Williams, puts a group of five women up in a…

The Monuments Men Stumbles in Its Storytelling

Art may not be more important than human lives. But on the list of things that mean something to human lives, across centuries, it ranks pretty high. That’s what’s so compelling about the story of the Monuments Men, a group of people from 13 nations who volunteered to protect cultural

Keon Hardemon Saves a Civil Rights Icon

Three months ago, a long-delayed plan to add a youth center and make other much-needed improvements to Charles Hadley Park in Liberty City was on life support. The Miami City Commission had set aside $40 million in 2005 to fix up Hadley as well as Overtown’s Gibson Park, which was