Given the overt racism and misogyny, the sieg heils, the "are Jews people," anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in the media, and most recently, the trumpet for flag-burning protestors to be stripped of their rights, I can't keep my mind away from July 19.
15 years seems an impossibility—for the New York of that time, and the New York before, to be so far in the rearview. It's especially strange when my overwhelming feeling for much of 9/11 was that none of us might survive the day, or the weeks and months to follow.
The 2003 NYC Blackout was 10 years ago today. I was at work at Condé Nast that morning, and in the middle of making a phone call when the power went out, which must have been hilarious for whoever picked up my message days later. I remember the panic at looking out the window at … Continue reading Cities: Blackout NYC
Here's a little excerpt from the piece I'm working on, along with some images from the first night I landed in LA. It was really too appropriate, considering I've got sci-fi dystopia and apocalypse on the brain. "Every American city boasts an official insignia and slogan. Some have municipal mascots, colors, songs, birds, trees, even … Continue reading Last Night on Earth
In one of my Film & Digital Media seminars this spring, a classmate had us do an exercise: She showed us a series of photos of well-known female directors, such as Lynne Ramsay and Sally Potter—women whose movies a group of film nerds would likely have seen and admired, some of whose work I count … Continue reading Media: Hollywood Needs Women