Epidemias

Epidemias

La pandemia nos permite ver otro lado de cosas que dimos por hecho. A veces la sensación es de ver el mundo más claramente, como la experiencia incómoda de vernos la cara en la luz despiadada de un nuevo ascensor; a veces parece más bien una inversión del orden...
Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Fetch the Bolt Cutters

More than most artists, each of Fiona Apple’s albums seems to exist on its own. Partly it’s that a gap of years separates each one, so that it inhabits its own niche in time; partly it’s that Apple finds a different approach each time. The elegant...
La ciudad, de Mario Levrero

La ciudad, de Mario Levrero

This is my translation of the first two chapters of Mario Levrero’s novel The City. The protagonist lives in a perverse universe where nothing he does produces the outcome he expects and his choices keep leading him further and further from home. By his own...
Top 50 Films – the 2010s

Top 50 Films – the 2010s

These are the movies that have stayed with me most over the last decade. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) Terrence Malick captures the way we actually remember childhood – not in coherent episodes but in intensely apprehended moments, like Jessica Chastain...
Soñar un país

Soñar un país

Tarde o temprano en la historia de cada colonia todas las paradojas de la identidad criolla se manifiestan como un problema cultural. Los intereses económicos de los criollos impulsan su independencia política de la antigua metrópoli y su conexión con las tierras...