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Especially in the later images, some, at first, appear as banal as a stranger’s family photo album.
AT THE SMITHSONIAN, A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF EAST BALTIMORE, DECADES BEFORE THE DAWN OF THE SELFIE ERAKELSEY ABLESAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So it is no huge surprise that No Sudden Move — a rippling, brilliant story about trusting nobody — has some seemingly banal but actually fascinating economic and cultural underpinnings pulsing in its historical backdrop.
THE FASCINATING, HORRIFYING HISTORY BEHIND STEVEN SODERBERGH’S NEW HEIST MOVIEALISSA WILKINSONJULY 1, 2021VOX
He has a politician’s recollection for obscure names and banal anecdotes, a relentless forward propulsion and limitless confidence, a firm grasp of the political upsides and downsides of any situation.
CHRIS MATTHEWS’ NEW BOOK CATALOGUES HIS FRONT-ROW SEAT TO HISTORYCHARLOTTE ALTERJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Many are consumed by disagreements over banal things like chores, though some have managed to have impacts that last beyond their expiration dates—Zuccotti Park, for example, produced a growing national consciousness about income inequality.
THE INTERSECTION WHERE GEORGE FLOYD DIED HAS BECOME A STRANGE, SACRED PLACE. WILL ITS LEGACY ENDURE?JANELL ROSS/MINNEAPOLISAPRIL 16, 2021TIME
Chang’s secret power is making the seemingly banal gripping, much to the pleasure of her readers.
12 ASIAN WRITERS TO WATCHKATE BARTLETTAPRIL 8, 2021OZY
So I decided to give this charismatic dream theory a shot, using my own recent dreams, which tend to be stultifying, anxiety-soaked, self-loathing and embarrassingly banal.
GENE WEINGARTEN: FOR A WEEK I RECORDED MY DREAMS. HERE ARE MY POLITICAL PROPHECIES.GENE WEINGARTENMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’d be lingering shots of people in cafes writing about old-fashioned banal worries in journals.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT OURSELVES IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PANDEMICSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFFEBRUARY 28, 2021TIME
Too much of the book — particularly the first and concluding sections — features Kearney earnestly positing tired questions and letting them lead him to equally banal conclusions.
EXPLORING THE SENSE OF TOUCH, AND WHY WE HUNGER FOR CONTACTSOPHIE DESSFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If Gideon had been named anything else, she would have also attempted to make that into an extremely banal, everyday name.
HOW GIDEON THE NINTH AUTHOR TAMSYN MUIR QUEERS THE SPACE OPERACONSTANCE GRADYFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
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