Author Spotlight

Rachel Syme

Rachel Syme is a staff writer at the New Yorker and has also written for the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Bookforum. She is working on an upcoming book, entitled Magpie, for Alfred A. Knopf.

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Three Routes Through Thelma & Louise

Bringing to Life

What makes Thelma & Louise truly a film for women, despite the fact that it was directed by a man, are its stars, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, who imbue their iconic performances with tender, unwavering specificity.

By Rachel Syme

The Girl Can’t Help It: The Fame Game

Frank Tashlin directs Jayne Mansfield to her cartoonish limits in this outrageous showbiz satire that is a testament to the power of bad taste.

By Rachel Syme