A Man, His Mother, and the Ballet

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Jesse Eisenberg, known for playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, has published a Shouts & Murmurs column at The New Yorker titled “My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me.”

Characterized by one-sided, rapid-fire conversation, the result is a frank, humorous scene of a mother chastising her adult son at the ballet.


Abigail Bereola is an intern at The Rumpus. She attends college on the East Coast and lives in the Bay Area. More from this author →