Damien Chazelle’s Babylon: Disoriented and confused

The film deserves at least a brief comment, as it purports both to be an account of the transition from cinema’s silent era to sound film and to expose “the real truth” about Hollywood.

Joanne Laurier

My Lost Country: The fate of Iraqi culture and society

A piece of autobiography and a tribute to the filmmaker’s theater director father, the work is intended, above all, as “an act of resistance” against the imperialist devastation of Iraqi culture and society.

David Walsh

The Best American Short Stories 2022

With a couple of exceptions, the editor has chosen stories that in their form, language and examination of thematic ideas are highly accomplished, even if the collection as a whole bumps its head against certain objective limits.

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