Tagged: identity

‘Bernie’ explores masculine identity formation

“Slacker,” director Richard Linklater’s 1991 debut feature,unfolded a daisy-chain of Austin bohemian mavericks, and otherwise gonzo 20-somethings, weaving in and out of one another’s lives in a surreal roundelay. Their means of support were uncertain and minimal. Many were former University of Texas students and expressed vague anarchistic or new-age metaphysical beliefs. But they were […]

Of Job Titles and Mind Games

One old guy says to the other: “Max, you’ve been my best friend for 30 years. You’re a fine human being. But you have always had one very big fault.” “And what, pray tell, would that be?” “You are very pretentious!” “Pretentious? PRETENTIOUS? MOI?”   My sermon today, brothers and sisters, is pretentious job titles […]