Angelina Jolie and German Philosophy: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

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Angelina Jolie Solo
Evgenia Peretz | Vanity Fair
“As it happens, the personal trauma has coincided with her most personal film yet. Jolie has directed a moving, large-scale adaptation of First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung’s 2000 memoir of the Khmer Rouge genocide. … If Cambodians consider the film to be something of a gift, then it’s surely a thank-you gift. For Jolie, Cambodia is where she started her family, and it’s where she made a cathartic personal transformation, becoming the woman she is today.”

The TV That Created Donald Trump
Emily Nussbaum | The New Yorker
“When Trump first entered TV, the entire medium had been dismissed as junk. Now, even as critics were swooning over the artistry of