Shaun Huston is an associate professor in Geography and Film Studies at Western Oregon University, where he primarily teaches courses in political and cultural geography. He also makes films, including Comic Book City, Portland, Oregon, USA (2012), a documentary on the community of comics creators in Portland, Oregon (view details on IMDB).
Of Grimms, Slayers, and Vampires with Souls | 27 Oct 2014 // 9:15 PM
Although our heroes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Grimm are initially alone, accepting help, and valuing their found families, is a virtue.
An Auteur's Touch of Evil | 19 Mar 2009 // 4:59 PM
The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.
'Fresh Romance' and 'Island' Signal a Revival of the Anthology Periodical | 17 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM
The periodical anthology, or comics magazine, allows for a variety of experiments with form that may not otherwise fit into conventional publishing models in the US.
What's Wrong With X-Men Bobby Drake's Coming Out Story? | 15 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM
There are a lot of unwritten assumptions about Iceman's sexuality in All New X-Men #40.
Effortlessly Cool and Youthful: 'Band of Outsiders' | 26 Jun 2013 // 11:15 PM
While Band of Outsiders is less frequently canonized than certain of Godard's other works, it can still rightfully be read as a touchstone in the development of film form and cinema history.
Surveying the Design of Everyday Objects in 'Objectified' | 6 Jan 2013 // 5:05 PM
Gary Hustwit's films are linked by a concern with the role of design in what people do everyday, largely as part of the little-thought-about background to daily life, particularly in cities and in the postindustrial consumer societies of North America, Europe, and East Asia.