Nick Pinkerton

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  • In 1988, the fate of Chile and its dictator came down to a ballot as simple as a middle-schooler's do-you-like-me? note. A referendum, demanded by international pressure, offered citizens a simple choice: a "yes" for allowing President...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    In 1988, the fate of Chile and its dictator came down to a ballot as simple as a middle-schooler's do-you-like-me? note. A referendum offered citizens a simple choice: a "yes" for allowing President Augusto Pinochet to return to office for another...

  • Spend some time among a gallery of noble busts depicting Roman Senators, and familiar faces begin to emerge among the ancient marble: The mechanic, an uncle, a politician from TV . . . and the racketeer from the newspaper. It's this last...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    As he's questioned by a therapist in the opening scene of the film bearing his name, we see Charles Swan III's subconscious literally spurt out of his head. It's visualized as an animated collage largely made up of ladies' long, disembodied legs&m...

  • I saw an opening-day matinee of Movie 43 at a theater where they hadn't bothered to put the title on the marquee, with a sparse audience composed entirely of single men, one of whom was puffing on a no-tobacco e-cigarette throughout. When...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Kids born in 1992 can buy beer now, and according to the usual time line of nostalgia, this means that the fetishization of all things '90s is already well underway. And while John Dies At the End is assuredly a product of today's online world, it...

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