Phil Lind Initiative 2024 Media Mentions


The Sympathizer Limited Series Teaser
Check out the trailer of HBO’s adaption of our Phil Lind Initiative speaker Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Sympathizer?” Starring celebrities like Sandra Oh and Robert Downy Jr.

January 24, 2024
5 things to know about the Phil Lind Initiative Pop Politics
“We really wanted to make sure that we are getting students engaged and part of the goal of the [Phil Lind Initiative] and series as a whole was to offer this window on American life and politics for the future leaders of the next generation,” says Prof. Gregor Sharp, academic director of the Phil Lind Initiative, in his interview with the Vancouver Sun.

January 30, 2024
Have your cake: Jia Tolentino and the ironies of ‘eat the rich’ pop criticism
In her recent Phil Lind Initiative talk, “Who’s Afraid of Eating the Rich,” Jia Tolentino talks about consumerism, capitalism, and extreme wealth – “the aesthetic satisfaction of getting to inhabit a world of luxury, but also the smug political satisfaction of watching it burn down.” She argues that we live in a paradox of wanting to be “rich” while also distancing ourselves from it. via The Ubyssey

January 29, 2024
GATHER | Jia Tolentino x “Who’s Afraid of Eating the Rich?” x UBC
Acclaimed author of “Trick Mirror” and cultural critic Jia Tolentino talks about toxic internet culture and reality TV in her recent Phil Lind Initiative talk, “Who’s Afraid of Eating the Rich?” Tolentino reflects on the word “rich,” what’s our relationship to it, and what it means against the rising income inequalities. via Rick Chung Moves

January 12, 2024
Writer Jia Tolentino on the state of the internet and eating the rich
Jia Tolentino, author of acclaimed “Trick Mirror” and staff writer at The New Yorker shares her insights about marriage, state of the internet, and pop culture narrative of extreme wealth in this Georgia Straight piece.