Eugenia Williamson

  • All-Consuming Images

    Critics who set out to write about popular culture for the general reader will almost certainly have a tough time of it. Determining exactly who that reader is seems a Sisyphean struggle: How well versed is she in media studies? Is she prepared to forgo television and Facebook in order to read about their grander implications?

    These and other dilemmas leap to the fore in This Is Running for Your Life, by film critic and essayist Michelle Orange. Five of the ten essays collected here—which originally ran in The Rumpus, The Nation, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, among other sources—address