Archive for February, 2011


Mad Men lovers might be miffed

February 6, 2011

Daniel Mendehlson is not impressed; another piece from the New  York Review of books.  A taste:

For a drama (or book, or whatever) to invite an audience to  feel superior to a less enlightened era even as it teases the  regressive urges behind the behaviors associated with that  era strikes me as the worst possible offense that can be  committed in a creative work set in the past: it’s  simultaneously contemptuous and pandering. Here, it  cripples the show’s ability to tell us anything of real  substance about the world it depicts.


On Francesca Woodman

February 5, 2011

Nice piece in the New York Review of Books on Francesca Woodman.