Alex Almario
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This stand-up comic is dead serious
by Alex Almario - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Among the glut of stand-up comedy specials available on Netflix, Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette stands out for its sheer novelty: it is stand-up comedy that questions the very nature of stand-up comedy.
Old songs keep me grounded
by Alex Almario - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
I am old. I am not retired or dining out at a perpetually discounted rate or anything, but demographically speaking, I am no longer part of the “youth.”
Cynthia Alexander is home and she’s taking her time
by Alex Almario - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Moving gave me a space to be quiet and hear my thoughts,” shares singer-songwriter Cynthia Alexander in the middle of her homecoming at the Music Museum.
The Dark Web of ‘Black mirror’
by Alex Almario - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
In Netflix’s sci-fi anthology Black Mirror, consciousness can be copied like computer files. In the Season 4 premiere, “USS Callister,” it can be placed inside a game controlled by a vindictive...
It’s time to man up
by Alex Almario - December 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Toxic masculinity isn’t so much the problem as the fact that masculinity is inherently toxic.
Familiar things
by Alex Almario - November 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the physical world, ‘Stranger Things’ is a supernatural thriller. But it’s also a mood, a specific feeling tucked away in the recesses of our forgotten adolescence: that vague wonder and danger...
Harvey Weinstein and the good guy/bad guy problem
by Alex Almario - October 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
It was never a secret that Harvey Weinstein is a horrible person. Stories of him berating actors, directors, distributors, and all manner of industry insiders have been part of modern Hollywood lore since the glory...
A modern fable for world-weary adults
by Alex Almario - October 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s not the interaction between animals and people that needs getting used to in BoJack Horseman; it’s the interaction between absurdist comedy and deep psychological drama.
Hope for the hopelessly shy
by Alex Almario - September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
This is the worst time to be an introvert.
Left behind
by Alex Almario - August 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Award-winning photographer Nicola Longobardi tells the stories of the other victims of the drug war: The families left behind and those who go into rehab.
Jaime Lannister is the hero we need
by Alex Almario - August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jaime Lannister is the only true ‘Game of Thrones’ character left. His moral ambiguity is a hallmark of the show’s lifelike complexity.
REVIEW:It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel Haim
by Alex Almario - July 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Haim’s music video for ‘Want You Back’ shows just how liberating post-apocalyptic life could be.
POST-SCRIPT:The 2017 NBA finals were unfair, but so is life
by Alex Almario - June 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Basketball reminds us that the odds are always stacked against an overwhelming majority and there’s nothing we can really do about it.
REVIEW:‘Master of None’, and the beauty of fleetingness
by Alex Almario - June 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
The second season of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix show revitalizes tired rom-com tropes while taking on religion, sexuality, and race.
EDITORIAL: Slaves to conformity
by Alex Almario - May 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
People always wonder how evil happens, and the answer is so simple and mundane. People do evil things precisely because they do not believe it is evil. They believe it is normal.
REVIEW: Searching for the meaning of life in the 2017 NBA playoffs
by Alex Almario - May 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Golden State Warriors are going to be the 2016-2017 NBA champions.
POSTSCRIPT: The most influential curmudgeon
by Alex Almario - April 1, 2017 - 12:00am
Happy birthday to our beloved President, the ubiquitous loop of awful sounds.
FEATURE: Laurel Fantauzzo may be the country's most important writer
by Alex Almario - March 11, 2017 - 12:00am
‘Supreme’ sits down with Laurel Fantauzzo to talk about her new book, The First Impulse, her writing career, and being a Fil-Am in the age of Trump and Duterte.
EDITORIAL: Why movies ruin love
by Alex Almario - February 11, 2017 - 12:00am
Movies condition us to equate beautiful people with personal happiness, and trying to live in that La La Land makes us susceptible to the trap of embodying it.
ON ASSIGNMENT: Marvel and my inner child
by Alex Almario - February 4, 2017 - 12:00am
It dawned on me at HK Disneyland’s new ride, The Iron Man Experience: Maybe all of these things we obsess over in pop culture — the nostalgia, the futurism, the flights of fancy — are really just...
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