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AuthorTodd Atticus

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April 8, 2013

Directed by Pablo Larrain Given enough time, most events will offer themselves as perfect analogies for contemporary reflection. Filmmakers are as acutely aware as historians of the resources of the past, but the wisdom in claiming them is not without conditions. Director Oliver Stone spectacularly misjudged the worth of revisiting 9/11 after only five years. […]

October 15, 2012

Red is the colour of roses and rage. It is the banality of ketchup; the tedium of traffic lights; the cheap facades of dairies in bed with the devil. It is the colour of the handkerchief I tie around my neck on Friday nights. I prepare a pot of coffee and take a shower while […]

October 15, 2012

This week as a farewell to the year’s Visual Arts program in Salient, Robert Kelly and Todd Atticus have provided a piece of commentary on one work. They have not discussed the work together or seen what the other has written.

October 1, 2012

An occasionally cavalier approach to narrative cohesion begs the question: has Zadie Smith secretly been schooled by Manhire?

September 24, 2012

In an unfortunate case of critical cuckolding, the novel’s real merit pivots entirely on its conclusion. This is story-telling stretched over a conceptual framework whose real power can only be fully comprehended once the final lines have been read.

September 24, 2012

The age old problem with today’s corrupted youth.

September 17, 2012

What can a piano, the atomic bomb and inflatable plastic tubing tell us about human wonder?

September 10, 2012

The deceitful art of rhetoric.

August 6, 2012

Exploring the myth of the Golden Age.

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