Zachary Gelman

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  • What did Jake Gyllenhaal ever do to you?

    Ink has been spilled over Jake Gyllenhaal and all about how evil he is. But let's be real: Is he really that bad? Hollywood (and Hollyweird) is filled with legitimate, actual, bona fide predators, and Big J is most certainly not one of them. You can blame him for being cringe, or sometimes being in bad movies, or for not being as cool as Ryan “The Goose” Gosling, but don’t go around saying all the...

    Forum | November 22, 2021
  • Tartan staff picks our favorite music of the year

    A few of The Tartan staff got together and picked their favorite albums they discovered this year.

    “Timely!!” - Anri

    Pillbox | November 22, 2021
  • 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' takes a 'Clifford Goes to Washington' approach to Clifford

    Clifford, Clifford, Clifford. What is there to say about this big red boy that hasn’t been said ample times in so many eloquent ways? This big goof was a part of all of our childhoods, an integral part if I may. When I learned that Hollywood was making a new Clifford movie, I was, of course, worried. With this glut of remakes, reboots, sequels, and second outings, what if they permanently ruined a...

    Pillbox | November 15, 2021
  • Huit Femmes

    The Department of Modern Languages has been showing movies in foreign languages for the past two weeks, and will for one more week. On Nov. 17, at Posner 343, they will be showing “The Perfect Candidate,” a Saudi Arabian movie about a young female Saudi doctor’s run for office in the local city elections that forces her family and community to accept their town’s first female candidate. It will be...

    Pillbox | November 15, 2021
  • Going, Going, Gone and Back Again

    When I was younger, there was one coffee table book that I always returned to. It ensorcelled and inspired me. Even now, I can still remember individual pages from this book: “Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing Americana” by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson. Originally written in 1994, with a second edition in 1998, the book purports to “celebrate and eulogize the quintessential aspects of twentieth-c...

    Pillbox | November 8, 2021

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