Tag: Annie Oakley

  • A Girl and a Gun is a Stereotype-Dismantling Documentary

    With a title riffing on Jean-Luc Godard’s immortal two-item checklist for making movies, director Cathryne Czubek’s stereotype-dismantling doc about women and gun culture recognizes there’s more to that uneasy relationship than Annie Oakley or Hollywood’s femme fatales and lady terminators. Largely made up of standalone portrait segments, the film rarely circles back to its suburban […]

  • Annie Leibovitz Presents Pilgrimage

    Annie Leibovitz’s newest batch of photos, aptly named Pilgrimage, chronicles her “exercise in renewal,” which begins at Emily Dickinson’s home in Amherst, Massachusetts. A trip to Niagara Falls with her children expands into a quest to enter the worlds of people who interest her, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Sigmund Freud to Annie Oakley. The […]

  • Cracked Rear View

    The thrumming backdrop of Sam Brumbaugh’s well-wrought debut novel is a rueful American romance of the open road, combined with a near Ballardian danse macabre of vehicles hurtling toward death clinches with each other. Cars killed narrator Hayward Theiss’s mother, killed one of his best friends, and have somehow dumped Hayward himself—bloodied and pocked with […]