Marco Lanzagorta
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Marco Lanzagorta received a PhD in physics from Oxford University and has worked at prestigious research institutions in England, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico and the US. During the past 25 years, he has conducted research in physics, computer science, and neuroscience. Currently, Marco is a research physicist at a major defense research laboratory in Washington DC, and an affiliate associate professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Features // 12 Articles
Columns // 31 Articles
Reviews // 90 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles

Dirty Harry: Nothing Wrong with Shooting the Right People | 21 Apr 2009 // 4:59 PM

The year Dirty Harry was released (1971) saw several demonstrations of angry cops questioning why criminals had very solid constitutional protections that often interfered with law enforcement work.

Rambo: In All His Glory | 4 Dec 2008 // 2:59 PM

Rambo is constantly portrayed as judge, jury, and executioner in the national and international spheres.


Unfulfilled Desires, Fulfilled Nightmares | 18 Jan 2010 // 3:59 PM

As the new millennium accelerates we witness our world consumed by an international economic crisis fueled by unrestricted consumption and greed. Hence, the relevance of Stephen King's 'Needful Things'.

Frightful Rome | 26 Oct 2009 // 4:59 PM

Profondo Rosso, the Dario Argento store in Rome, hints at a dramatic cultural shift taking place in Italy regarding the appreciation and analysis of classic Italian horror films.


Madness, Obsession and 'Midsomer Murders' | 28 Aug 2013 // 6:10 PM

Character development and intelligent storytelling are the two ingredients that make Midsomer Murders such a great detective show.

'Lifeforce' Is a Rollercoaster Ride with Aliens, Vampires, Zombies and More | 12 Aug 2013 // 11:10 PM

Although I fully appreciate and enjoy the creepiness and morbid elegance of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, I firmly believe that Lifeforce is a more complex, stylish, and electrifying film.

//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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