Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My brain is hanging upside down

For the July/August issue of The Atlantic: having power, being in charge, can have the same effects as a traumatic brain injury; causing the person to act "more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people's point of view."

Thank you to my AD on this, Paul!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

You read my mind

For a book review in The New York Times of Fiona Maazel's third novel: A Little More Human.

Brainiac fiction- as the review calls it- about a man who can read minds, plus a whole lot of other stuff. Read the review, or better yet, read the book.

Thank you to the always wonderful Matt Dorfman, AD on this!

Monday, June 19, 2017

It's Greek to me

For a review in Variety on the new film by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos: The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

They wanted a conceptual image that evoked the tone of the "Greek Weird Wave" film, which is about a heart surgeon whose prior transgression results in him having to choose which member of his family will be sacrificed. The title refers to the Greek tale of King Agamemnon killing one of the deer that belonged to the Goddess, Artemis. He was then forced to murder his daughter Iphigenia to appease her.

Thank you so much to my AD on this, Allison!