Mia Nussbaum

Mia Nussbaum writes from New York City.

Startling Grace

Paul Elie’s first book, The Life You Save May Be Your Own, takes its title from a short story by Flannery O’Connor. In the story…

The Iceman

It’s the early 1980’s. Philip Seymour Hoffman is Dan Mahowny, a Toronto bank manager whose body is as soft and slow as his mind is…

Beat Boxing

From ghetto to ghetto In his 1990 essay “Can Poetry Matter?” Dana Gioia mourned the relegation of poetry to an “intellectual ghetto” where poets only…

Anger Management

Anger Management is silly and funny and deserving of such small words. Director Peter Segal serves up a campy, if homophobic, reply to our therapeutic…


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