Courtney Young
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Pedro Almodóvar’s Quintessentially Pansexual Oeuvre | 17 Nov 2009 // 3:00 PM

Almodóvar’s insistence on pushing boundaries and transcending confining definitions of acceptability, gender, sexuality, and narrative structure place his body of work amidst (among others) a queer cinematic canon that acknowledges and appreciates his placement of queer bodies and characters in essential strands of the narrative structure.

Michael Jackson: A Thriller in His Own Right | 22 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM

The pulse of the world has skipped a beat. The world is in a state of shock -- you, the indomitable Michael Jackson, is dead.


MTV's New Post-modern Voyeurism | 5 Jul 2006 // 4:00 PM

Known for its televisual lows over the years, MTV seems to have struck a nerve with its latest scandalous offerings: a showcase for insufferable materialism, and a competition where racist slurs are rewarded as a winning strategy.

I Know How You Feel, I Really Do! | 9 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Call it 'trading races' or 'playing princess and the pauper', it is the latest trend in the world of reality television. But oppression swapping has a disingenuous side; one that makes this format more problematic than empowering.


Sister Roses Passion (2006) | 20 Sep 2006 // 6:00 PM

Sister Rose is living proof of the adage that one person can make a difference.

The Sisters (2005) | 6 Aug 2006 // 6:00 PM

Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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