Steven Volynets

Steven Volynets

Who Speaks for Black Lives Matter? The Answer Can Be Complicated

Who Speaks for Black Lives Matter? The Answer Can Be Complicated

On October 2nd, the New York Times ran a profile of Hawk Newsome, the Bronx-based co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York. “At over 6 feet tall and 300 pounds, often wearing a bulletproof vest beneath his shirt and puffing on a Padron 1964 Anniversary Series cigar, Hawk

Steven Volynets
Steven Volynets
Activism
"Amazon Empire" Struggles Under Its Own Contradictions

"Amazon Empire" Struggles Under Its Own Contradictions

Editor’s note: Quillette receives a small amount of revenue from Amazon affiliate advertising.  A review of Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos, Frontline, PBS, February 19, 2020.  William Lee, an English clergyman of Calverton, may have started the industrial revolution when he invented a stocking

Steven Volynets
Steven Volynets
Top Stories
Once Upon a Time...Film Critics Became Joyless—A Review

Once Upon a Time...Film Critics Became Joyless—A Review

*This article contains spoilers. Once upon a time, somewhere far from Hollywood, critics decided that movies for grownups should not be fun, and that the filmmakers who make them should be punished. For publications like The Guardian, the latest unacceptable pusher of a good time is Quentin Tarantino, with his

Steven Volynets
Steven Volynets
Cinema