*Go Ask Alice* – 40 Years Later

Forty years ago this year, Go Ask Alice by “Anonymous” was published. In the intervening years, Go Ask Alice has remained in print and on library shelves, garnering new readers while also sustaining the notoriety that has followed it since its ini…

Okuzaki’s Shtick

Posted originally to Film of the Month Club blog as contribution to discussion of the 1987 film, Yuki Yikite shingun. Following Rick Olson’s “Prophetic Performance and the Documentary Gaze”, I find that I’m fixated on Okuzaki Kenzo’s shtick, on his performance of himself before Hara’s camera, on what performance studies types like me might call…