With his expression of thoughtful weariness and a face that inevitably brings to mind the word “hangdog,” Vincent Lindon owns every moment of Stéphane Brizé’s recession-era morality play The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché). As protagonist Thierry Taugourdeau, Lindon, who won Best Actor at Cannes and a César for his performance, is expertly nuanced in the role, frequently silent but always comprehensible, a downtrodden Everyman.More
The eviction/foreclosure resistance movement in the Twin Cities is strong and growing. It represents not only the spreading of direct action tactics against corporate greed, but also a rare and important development in community solidarity.
As nearly anyone in Minneapolis, and quite a few outside of the area, knows, a person named Rosemary Williams has become something of a touchstone for this resistance.More
In every life, I imagine, there comes a moment of shock and self-awareness, a moment when one realizes it’s impossible to go on this way. Maybe not every life – perhaps some people can maintain a cool distance forever, excusing away the small incongruities and the cognitive dissonance.More
Eulogies usually begin with an account of someone’s birth, his or her upbringing and early life, small accomplishments, amusing anecdotes of experience gleaned and lessons learned. I don’t know any of this about you. I’ve dug around a little, but could find no mention of where you were from, who your parents were, whether you had siblings.More