“Why do we want our characters to be innocent, as if we are innocent ourselves?”
“I’m very skeptical about the ability of people in positions of power and privilege—including intellectuals—to name truths about the world.”
“I see actual male friendship, in a way that I don't in almost any other action movie from the 80s.”
“There are a lot of basic things that America has still not accepted in terms of how to live a happy urban life.”
“There is a deadly earnestness with which children take up whatever rules have been established for a particular context.”
“I hope people will see the heartbreak of a little kid having to grow up and say goodbye to his childhood in order to survive.”
What are the most-assigned films in college classrooms? Three film studies professors talk about the rankings and what they mean.
“If I’m honest, I never came back to Chile, at least not to the country of my early childhood, an inferno in which I was happy.”
"I urge Japanese readers to take another look at their elementary and middle school textbooks."
"I want the world to know that there are people speaking up and trying to change society here."
“Let it become the thing that leads you through your days for years on end—just allowing that problem to live in front of you and to guide you.”
“Disabled people have long made their own hacks.”
“The asylum system is a rejection of anything that disrupts American universalism. It’s kicking people out who offer an alternative view of the world.”
“It’s why science fiction matters so much to me: I’m trying to dislocate our sense of the normal.”
“There is nothing shocking or radical about ending an economic practice that has too many negative externalities.”
“We didn’t think of ourselves as hippies, we thought of ourselves as serious people with politics.”
“Campaigns matter in part because of who meets whom, about the social networks that are shaped by that campaign as well as shaping it.”
“It’s not about the land underneath campuses. It’s land at a distance, that can be sold or managed to raise funds for endowments.”
“What is the range of available measures to address our catastrophic future?”