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  • The Fall of Valor

    Love’s Longings Lost

    The Fall of Valor, then, is very much a novel of its time. Because Charles Jackson has captured that time so exactly, it becomes a novel for our time as well.

  • Cumming

    Stardom in the Age of the Selfie

    As Alan Cumming tells it in his new book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, “I was having trouble finding my feet ... of being myself, or a version of my self on stage.” 

  • Jeremy Irons as Charles Ryder and Anthony Andrews as 
Sebastian Flyte in the 1981 BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

    Waugh’s Life Reconsidered: Still Dismal

    Jeremy Irons as Charles Ryder and Anthony Andrews as Sebastian Flyte in the 1981 BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

  • Camille parody

    Camille of Fire Island

    The Cherry Grove Archives received several old canisters of film in 2015. One was labeled Camille, penned on a strip of dried cellophane tape. … The reels were sent off to a film editing studio to be digitized. Once returned and restored in high definition and full color, they revealed a drag parody of the movie Camille.

  • SodomUndGomorrha

    When the Movies Went to Sodom

    IF YOUR ACQUAINTANCE with Sodom and Gomorrah were limited to what you see in movies, your impression might differ only slightly from the story in Genesis 19. That’s because the biblical version is already as farfetched as the script of a Hollywood epic, and also because Hollywood and the Bible have a great deal in common, to wit: ...

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