By Jesse Cumming
DEC 19-JAN 20 | Film
Has work always embodies a prickly relationship to the state and assumed social conventions. (Its worth noting Has lifelong commitment to such agitation, including his participation in the anti-government protests of the 1960 April Revolution, before his turn to filmmaking.) If the filmmakers oeuvre remains thrilling and unique 40 years later it arguably hinges upon such dissidence, complimented by a style which uses western points of referenceparticularly European arthouse onesin service of a distinctly domestic cinema responding to questions concerning South Korean society, politics, and cultural policy.
By Stephanie Siu
DEC 20-JAN 21 | Books
Can you forgive someone who isnt sorry? Should you? Thats what haunted popular New School writing professor Susan Shapiro following the perplexing betrayal of a trusted mentor after 15 years of friendship. In Shapiros candid, captivating new memoir, The Forgiveness Tour, she tries everything to move on: ghosting him, play-by-play analysis of their fights, even summoning a Yiddish curse for revenge. She stumbles on a billion-dollar Forgiveness Industry touting the personal benefits of absolution, but the skeptical journalist fears its all bullshit.