Lesley Smith
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TV 2011: Survivalist Crime Solvers | 18 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

Recent US crime shows claim not only that the law does not provide justice to ordinary Americans, but also that it cannot do so.

An Admirable Account of Himself | 16 Jun 2003 // 7:00 PM

Gregory Peck was enthralled with the process of becoming someone else, and worked at perfecting it until the very end of his motion picture career.


'Northern Soul': Rebellion at 45rpm | 7 Oct 2015 // 4:00 AM

In the dance halls, we can see the transformation of lost individuals into a glorious tribe of dressed up, sweaty acolytes, flashing their baggy trousers and swirling their flared skirts.

The Women of 'Rizzoli & Isles' Are Complex, but the Cases Are Simple | 16 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

If just some of the subtlety found in Rizzoli and Isles themselves could enter the crime-fighting in the show, TNT might find on its hands not only an audience favorite, but also a critical ground-breaker.

//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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