Daily Archives: February 4, 2020

On the subtitles of ‘Parasite’ (things get lost in translation)

For fans of Bong Joon-ho’s film, Parasite, here’s a fine essay on some of the things lost in translation:

Gen.medium.com/subtitles-cant-capture-the-full-class-critique-in-parasite

I am not too surprised: any film would lose something in translation, and a smart film like this one takes on further risk as it aims to speak to audiences at different levels.

Of course if you haven’t seen the film yet, I highly recommend it (and recommend you watch it before reading more about it).

Thinking about the Iowa caucus

After last night’s debacle at the Iowa caucus for the Democrats, there are going to be many hot takes published on what should change. I suspect many of them will be bad. The following is pretty good, I think.

Something should change, though. That was an embarrassing disaster.

— Read on http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/31/21087017/iowa-caucus-democratic-primary-2020