Beauty’s Background

Toni Bestard’s short film Background, broadcasted on Arte this month, radiates a poetic understanding of cinema. It is a meta-narrative, telling a love story on a film set. In a way, the filmmaker and cinephile is making a declaration to…

The Inverse Sell-By Date

Why is it that with each passing birthday I sense that I am reaching my ‘sell-by date’, even though I am now only twenty-two? I know that I am not alone in this fear, which is shared by many women,…