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Lauren Beukes’ Tangled Timeline of Transgression

“The problem with snapshots,” Kirby Mazrachi thinks, “is that they replace actual memories. You lock down the moment and it becomes all there is of it” (p. 319). Kirby is one of the girls in┬áThe Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland Books, 2013), the disturbingly beguiling novel of the summer.┬áBeukes’ easily digestible prose and gleefully… Continue reading Lauren Beukes’ Tangled Timeline of Transgression

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Evergreen Halloween: Ten Years of Donnie Darko

This week marks the ten-year anniversary of Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko. In the time since its inauspicious, post-9/11 release, it has become my favorite movie ever. At the height of my obsession with it, I attended a midnight screening of the director’s cut at The Egyptian Theatre in Seattle. During the trivia contest that preceded… Continue reading Evergreen Halloween: Ten Years of Donnie Darko