First, the topic of artificial intelligence is the focus of drama in the Saturday Review of Ex Machina. Joe Sacksteder describes the “murky moral terrain” of the film, which follows an unwitting participant in a modern-day mad scientist’s experimentations.
Then, in the Sunday Essay, Thea Goodman shares a difficult story of harassment from her teenage years. The cringe-worthy comments of Keith, the elevator attendant, lead Goodman to report him to her parents. Their callous response sparks an epiphany: “…the reaction to my confession taught me all I needed to know about both feminism and being a writer.”