Call for Feature Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Jesse Hicks


Monday, February 22 2010

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura

Conspiracy Theory presents a world divided into elites and Joe Sixpacks, where the hidden masters of the universe plot against you and me.

Sunday, May 13 2007

Total freedom: Interview with Bob Odenkirk

Derek and Simon is about two guys -- and now it's expanded to include some of their friends -- and their search for women to sleep with.

Thursday, February 2 2006

James Frey and Memoir's Addiction to Redemption

Manipulation all the way down the line, before coming to rest in front of the people wanting to be manipulated.


Friday, July 27 2012

'William Shatner's Get a Life!' Returns Captain Kirk to the Alien World of His Fans

The film's easy conclusions leave us wishing for a little less abstract pontificating, and a little more self-reflection.

Friday, March 30 2012

'Monty Python and the Holy Grail': Re-released in Theatres!

Holy Grail looks decidedly low-fi, and also as if the crew was scrambling to get their scenes done, the roaming, oft-unsteady camera affording a remarkably focused energy.

Tuesday, March 6 2012

'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Is Likely to Inspire Strong Feelings

The film's formal and aesthetic arguments are subtle, especially next to the meth-fueled-cuisinart style of Awesome Show, Great Job!.

Thursday, January 5 2012

"The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret': He's Still Clueless

If cringe comedy fails in an airless context, Todd Margaret's illogical universe can still be entertaining.

Wednesday, November 9 2011

'Prophets of Science Fiction': Some Powerful Engine

According to Prophets of Science Fiction, Mary Shelley's critique gains power by locating both Romantic and Enlightenment ideals in the form of Dr. Frankenstein.

Leaves of Grass [15.Apr.10]
Red Cliff (Chi Bi) [21.Jan.10]
Black Dynamite [19.Jan.10]
The Wire [26.Jan.08]
Breaking Bad [26.Jan.08]
30 Rock [16.Jan.08]
Shark Week [31.Jul.07]
Code Monkeys [31.Jul.07]
Big Love [1.Jul.07]
Peacemaker [21.Jun.07]
Lil Bush [19.Jun.07]
The Winner [19.Mar.07]
Extras [24.Jan.07]
The Wire [19.Sep.06]
Edmond (2005) [24.Aug.06]
Weeds [15.Aug.06]
A Scanner Darkly [26.Jul.06]
Manderlay (2005) [9.Feb.06]
The Filth [30.Nov.05]
We3 [9.Jun.05]
Seaguy #1-3 [31.Aug.04]
The Matrix Comics [11.May.04]
Dog Bites Man [31.Dec.94]
The Office [31.Dec.94]
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