M. King Adkins
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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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Reviews // 40 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Stewart/Colbert Effect: Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' and the Rise of Media Accountability | 5 Apr 2016 // 9:30 PM

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.

A Speculative Review of the New 'X-Files' Episodes from Someone Who Hasn't Watched Them | 16 Feb 2016 // 11:00 PM

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?


The Pottery Barn Principle of 'Fear the Walking Dead' | 21 Sep 2017 // 3:30 AM

Season three's exploration of the politics of survival is fascinating, even with the series' over-reliance on coincidence.

Albert Goldbarth's Delightful Adventures | 2 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

In his new collection of essays, Albert Goldbarth takes on the interconnection of random aspects of life, revealing a synergy present among all things.


"Such a Perfect Day": 'Fear the Walking Dead' - Episode Four | 24 Sep 2015 // 6:08 AM

Could Fear the Walking Dead become the commentary for a post-Ferguson world that Battlestar Galactica was for a post-9/11 world?

Double Double, Toil and Trouble: 'Fear the Walking Dead' Episode 3 | 15 Sep 2015 // 6:15 AM

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?

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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