FROM Akira Mizuta Lippit
Appreciating a Japanese cult film set in 1960s drag queen culture Part fiction and part documentary, the 1969 film “Funeral Parade of Roses” is set against the backdrop of Tokyo’s underground gay and drag scenes. A new version of the film is playing through June 22 at Cinefamily. Its release comes just two months after director Toshio Matsumoto died.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?