King Adkins teaches writing and literature courses at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His first book, New Wave Music: Image is Everything, appeared in March, 2015 and is available from Palgrave Press.
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It took 16 years of hard work, but Jon Stewart's The Daily Show finally began to restore something like truth to political and social discourse.
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The initial reviews of The X-Files reboot seemed harsh, but what if it was never as good as we remember. What if that's OK?
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Season three's exploration of the politics of survival is fascinating, even with the series' over-reliance on coincidence.
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In his new collection of essays, Albert Goldbarth takes on the interconnection of random aspects of life, revealing a synergy present among all things.
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In episode three, the show continues to build up narrative parallels and cross-overs with both real-life conflict and The Walking Dead, but is this enough to keep our interest?