Minami Minegishi’s futuristic ordeal
Are younger people more resistant to religion? Does it even make sense to talk about generations in the usual flip way?
Boomers: Did you forget to have kids? It’s OK, someone else had them for you.
Like any fable, this fanciful drama by Jan Jakub Kolski works on many levels, from family chronicle to psychological portrait to cultural commentary. “Josef the Sixth,” a young boy living in the village of Popielawy in the 50s, finds escape through old movies; his father, a morose and alcoholic blacksmith, believes the family’s been cursed […]
The phenomenal and unexpected success of Eric Clapton’s Unplugged record has instigated a muted revolution in the record industry. The music marketplace is currently saturating with a soporific tide of rock and roll at its most laid back. Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and Rod Stewart, among others, have all mothballed their amps, buffed their acoustic […]
Blunting the Cutting Edge Scholars foresee an epochal disaster–one of the world’s great civilizations spiraling toward the black hole of Generation X (aka the twentysomethings or twentynothings), not just an inferior generation but the most ignorant and useless in history. One such scholar was the late Allan Bloom of the University of Chicago, whose The […]