Tag Archive: criticism

The Greatest Novel of the Last 100 Years

Here at The Kugelmass Episodes, we play your requests. Today’s request comes from alert reader Gopal Reddy, who asks, “What is the greatest novel of the last hundred years?” Well, if you are… Continue reading

The SPECTRE of the State: A Talk About Bond

Here’s the video of my conversation with telecommunications and privacy expert Sherwin Siy about the new James Bond film, SPECTRE! Contradisciplinary is back, folks! Enjoy. -Kugelmass

Key and Peele’s “Prepared for Terries”

Dear readers, A while back, before I bought the 24 oz. Mega Monster Energy drink I am currently sipping, I published a post entitled “Man Versus Food,” about the dangers of good television. That… Continue reading

Strange Fruit: Thanks to The Tree of Life, We Now Have Lucy

If, like me, you watched Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life, you probably came to same conclusion I did: all humans are descended from apes, and before that, from dinosaurs. In order to make… Continue reading

Joan Acocella on Maleficent, or, Wow, That Wasn’t Even Feminist

I will favor the details of the ballet in its modern versions. -Joan Acocella, “Love’s True Kiss: Maleficent’s Complex Sexual Politics” What’s Wrong With The New Yorker? -Joseph Kugelmass, blog post title Somebody at The… Continue reading

Beauty and the Beasts: On the beginning of Dante

Explanations incline, by nature, to treachery. They are so full of plausibility that they become completely unhinged. Imagine, for example, your friend singing that song about the ankle bone connecting to the leg… Continue reading

Vlogging The Stranger: Literature and Law

A delightful, if short, conversation with James Flanigan and Conor Flanigan about the legal and ethical ramifications of L’Etranger by Albert Camus. Read the post and watch the video here.