Film Review: Surrendering to Feeling in “A Star is Born” (2018)

Warning: Substantial spoilers for the film follow. I went into the most recent version of A Star is Born with great trepidation. I've seen both the 1930s and 1950s versions, but have steered clear of the 1970s one because of its notoriously bad reception. However, something drew me to this one. Perhaps it was my long-standing … Continue reading Film Review: Surrendering to Feeling in “A Star is Born” (2018)

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Tracks for the Trump Era: “Perfect Illusion” (Lady Gaga)

I've decided to launch a series of blog posts about songs that we can listen to in order to help us deal with the advent of the Trump Era. To inaugurate these, I'd like to propose that Lady Gaga's bitter, raw song "Perfect Illusion" is indeed the perfect song for this era of woe and … Continue reading Tracks for the Trump Era: “Perfect Illusion” (Lady Gaga)