Michael Atkinson is a critic for the Village Voice, Sight & Sound, and In These Times. His latest book is Hemingway Cutthroat (St. Martin’s Press).
- March 2012: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
How an unglossy monster-crazed rough-pulp tabloid geared toward prepubescents opened the door to an appreciation of culture on the grandest scale
- March/April 2011: The Gestures of Robert Mitchum
- March/April 2009: Polish Movie Posters: One of the Great Secrets of Twentieth-Century Pop Art
- March/April 2009: Schema: Twentieth-Century Polish Film Posters
- March/April 2008: Anna Karina and the American Night
Establishing shots, slow dissolves, and other small particulars may be what we remember—and love—most about the movies.
- December 2005/January 2006: Face/Off
- November 2005: Schema: Thumbnails of Other People’s Bookmarks
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November 2005: Other People’s Bookmarks: Fellow Wanderers of a Forgotten Republic
Found between the pages of used books, the faded receipts, photographs, ticket stubs, and fox pelts reveal the intersection of life and literature.
- December 2003/January 2004: Hyperauthor! Hyperauthor!
An investigation of one fake Japanese poet and the protracted devolution of the literary hoax.
- July 2003: To Saragossa and Part Way Back: A Polish Ghost Story
Globetrotting socialite count Jan Potocki may have written an endless book. Now, thanks to Jerry Garcia, you can see the movie.
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May 2003: O Biblioklepts!
A book thief is buried under the swell of his own selfish booty.