Barbara Rubin, Shameless Angel of Avant-Garde Cinema

Estate of JVL HopkinsBarbara Rubin, photographed by John “Hoppy” Hopkins, 1965, from Chuck Smith’s Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground, 2019 Barbara Rubin (1945–1980) may have been something less than a great artist, but she was also something more. Rubin was zeitgeist-made material, a young woman who embodied her historical moment in the process …

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Fate and Misogyny: On Julia Phillips’s “Disappearing Earth”

MAY 21, 2019 EARLY IN Michelangelo Antonioni’s film L’Avventura (1960), a beautiful Italian woman named Anna disappears during a boating trip off Sicily. While searching for her, Anna’s boyfriend and her best friend fall in love and start an affair. Frustratingly, Antonioni never reveals what happened to Anna. For this, and for the film’s slow, …

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Puffin launches picture book subscription box

Published May 21, 2019 by Katie Mansfield Puffin has launched its first ever subscription box service with boxes for children aged three to five-years-old.  Puffin has launched its first ever subscription box service with boxes for children aged three to five-years-old.  The book selection has been specially curated by Puffin to offer parents of younger …

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In Turkey, football is an outlet for dissent

THE RITUAL begins before dusk, at one of the restaurants in Besiktas, a neighbourhood perched on Istanbul’s European shore, with fish, meze and raki, or in a local square, with stuffed mussels from Ahmet’s, meatballs grilled by a headscarved auntie, and canned beer. Always, there is music. Fans swathed in black and white, the colours …

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 21st, 2019

Sponsored by Waterhouse Press These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Hogwarts: an Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Call the Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod for $1.99. Get it …

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