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We Went to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on January 7, 2016
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We went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, an action-packed tale of a desert orphan who meets a droid on a quest to help a group of freedom fighters destroy a weapon that can blow up planets.
Paddy: If this basic plot summary sounds remarkable for its lack of imagination, you’re not the only one who feels that way. The movie looks and feels like the original trilogy, but throughout, I found myself mentally editing the script, and re-imagining its scenes. Not a good sign.
Michael: This felt like a movie where about 1/1000th of the makers’ time and energy was budgeted for writing, and all other effort went into production. It’s more akin to watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade than a work of narrative fiction.

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Johnny Rogers on Pyongyang Apple Store

by Michael Anthony Farley on January 6, 2016
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Artist Johnny Rogers has turned to social media for product development ideas. These crowd-sourced designs will be unveiled next month at his bootleg “Pyongyang Apple Store” inside Current Gallery.

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Gestalt Theory and Space Operas in Neon: Esther Ruiz at Platform

by Michael Anthony Farley on August 12, 2015
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Brooklyn-based Esther Ruiz waxes philosophical on art history, sci-fi, and mythology in her neon-filled solo exhibition The Whole is Other than the Sum of its Parts, now on view at Baltimore’s Platform Gallery.

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