G. Christopher Williams
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PopMatters Multimedia Editor

G. Christopher Williams is a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He posts his weekly contribution to the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters every Wednesday. Besides also serving as Multimedia Editor at PopMatters and writing at his own blog, 8-bit confessional, he has also published essays in journals like Film Criticism, PostScript, and the Popular Culture Review. You can drop him a line with that old fashioned thing called e-mail at [email protected] or tweet at his newly opened Twitter account, @GChrisWilliams.

Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 32 Articles
Reviews // 170 Articles
Blogs // 488 Articles
//Features

'Playboy' and the End of Nudity | 26 Oct 2015 // 9:00 PM

Whatever one thinks of Playboy, the idea that more amateurishly produced Internet pornography has become the norm is troubling, particularly from an aesthetic perspective.

Bettie Page, Dead Since 1957 | 15 Dec 2008 // 2:59 PM

What might be remembered of the life of a woman who was long ago replaced by her own representation?

//Columns

'Hardcore Henry' Tells Gamers Sorry, There Is No Princess | 14 Apr 2016 // 10:00 PM

Hardcore Henry questions gamers' instinctual need to fulfill a particular role within the context of a presumed masculine identity.

Why the Arcade Matters | 19 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

The arcade snatched video games from the rarefied spaces of industry and academia, making playing video games into a truly populist pastime.

//Reviews

'Danganronpa' Considers the Consequences of Paternalism and the Horrors of Boredom | 4 May 2016 // 3:40 AM

Danganronpa is a sometimes brutal, sometimes bizarre coming of age story, but sometimes the most graphic forms of representation are the most useful in exposing truths about growing up.

Managing to Survive as 'The Flame in the Flood' | 1 Mar 2016 // 3:10 AM

Snakes, wolves, and bears are now more populous along the river than people. You aren't taming the wilderness. You are on the run from it.

//Blogs

Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: The Role of Cheating in Video Games | 23 May 2016 // 3:00 AM

This week we discuss griefing, hacking, FAQs, and other kinds of walkthroughs.

Silver Dollar Games: Playfully Punk | 18 May 2016 // 3:00 AM

Silver Dollar Games and punks in general are the big brother that keeps poking you in the ribs because -- not despite -- the fact that you keep telling him to “quit it”.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

From Hungary to Hollywood: "The Undesirable"

// Short Ends and Leader

"At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.

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