Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on October 17, 2017
The Guardian
The film is a haunting and timeless American tragedy that feels ever prescient given the current administration’s foggy understanding of morality. It might prove to be a tough sell thanks to an awkward title and a strange plot trajectory, but Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a richly rewarding drama blessed with one of the best, most lived-in performances of the year. 
Posted by Portside on October 16, 2017
The Salt
A whole new genre of food videos, focusing on specific intense sounds like crinkling, chopping, sautéing and stirring, is becoming popular. These eating sounds trigger pleasing tingling sensations in the brains of viewers who experience ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.
Posted by Portside on October 15, 2017
So who’s the real villain: Rick, Morty, or the society that would drive them (and the socioeconomic classes of America) apart?
Posted by Portside on October 13, 2017
Seattle poet Jed Myers speaks of the fear of strangers, how our eyes assess and judge newcomers, searching for the glimmer that makes them one of us.
Posted by Portside on October 12, 2017
New Yorker
Che’s youngest sibling, Juan Martin Guevara, remembers his revolutionary brother and the family's travails after his murder by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA.
Posted by Portside on October 10, 2017
The Guardian
The best sci-fi films hold up a mirror to the age in which they are made. So what can we learn from the future – and what it means to be human – in Denis Villeneuve’s film?
Posted by Portside on October 9, 2017
The Conversation
Poor diet is not just about individual choice, but about the systems that make eating poorly the default for most Americans.