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  • 'Memories of Murder': The Greatest Crime Thriller of Our Generation

    There is not really a crime thriller quite like “Memories of Murder,” directed by Bong Joon Ho. Many crime dramas exploring serial killers are more interested in how the philosophy of the killers and how the main characters react to the bleak reality they live in, often changed or traumatized by the events that take place in the story. “Memories of Murder” takes this one step further and explores ...

    Pillbox | November 15, 2021
  • An old man at the end of the street looks out his window every day at 6 p.m.

    Without fail. Amongst the decrepit old houses and the flickering lights on the street, his house at the end stands out. It’s the only mansion on the whole street full of shanty, run-down, cheap housing. Whereas the other houses are all disgusting shades of brown and gray, his house is a pastel pink, popping out at the end like a cyst in the neighborhood. He’s been there in that cyst longer than I’...

    Pillbox | October 11, 2021
  • Politics: there is no more hope

    This originally was going to be a piece discussing the famed infrastructure bill that likely will never happen given Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and the Democratic Party’s inability to function properly. I had almost written the entire piece when I decided to delete the whole article in inconsolable rage and go back to the drawing board. I try my best to not be as subjective while writing opinio...

    Forum | October 4, 2021
  • The U.S. empire’s looming presence in Afghanistan

    There’s a story of a large empire that attempted to conquer or prop up a smaller nation that fundamentally did not want to be governed by outside forces. It’s the story of the British empire in Afghanistan. It’s the story of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. It’s now also the story of the United States in Afghanistan.

    Forum | September 27, 2021
  • 'Shang-Chi' review

    As phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe soldiers on, there’s a consistent nagging feeling that Marvel movies will get stale. “Black Widow,” which came out earlier this year in July, proved to be a significant disappointment, and the promotion for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” was not exciting enough to make it seem like a standout Marvel movie. Luckily, the film is out for eve...

    Pillbox | September 27, 2021

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