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Commemorating the Life and Art of Shahin Parhami

Volume 25, Issue 11-12 / November–December 2021

A special issue commemorating the life and art of Shahin Parhami.

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  • Sidney Poiter, dies at age 94, on Jan. 6, 2022

    January 8th

    Sidney Poiter stood tall amongst his acting peers, not only for his immeasurable talents but, as noted by Wesley Morris in his excellent NYT obit, his talents up against the stresses and roadblocks of race during his lifetime. Poiter’s greatest… Read more →

  • RIP Peter Bogdanovich (1939-Jan 6, 2022)

    January 6th

    I heard of his death from a student today right at the start of the class, and my first image was of a forever young Peter Bogdanovich. For some reason I could not think of him as an old man,… Read more →

  • bell hooks (1952-Dec 15. 2021)

    December 16th

    The film The Shape of Water (2017), a fantasy directed by Guillermo del Toro, was embraced by many people, but not by me—and not by Bell Hooks (1952 – 2021), who said, “Given the cultural focus on male sexual predation… Read more →

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