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Simone de Beauvoir at the movies

Say you’re an intellectual, a writer.  You love going to the movies and are a devoted student of cinematic culture.  You also identify as a woman.  Over the years,…

How to do fact checking

The actor Cary Grant once said of acting that, “It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.” That’s true for writing as well—concrete details can…

Happy Chinese New Year!

This year, the Chinese New Year begins today, February 5th, and people all around the world will be ringing in the year of the Pig.  Oxford Chinese Dictionary editor…

Based on a true story [podcast]

In the world of film, members of the audience perceive what they see on screen as realistic, even if what they’re seeing is not actually real. The role and…
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