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.
Black Widow and the Burden of Being the Female Avenger | 19 May 2015 // 10:30 PM
All too often, when you have a token female in a story, that character's primary super power is simply that she's a girl.
Time, Space and Plasticity in Long-running Comics Series | 5 Apr 2015 // 9:29 PM
Some creators and publishers choose to make time and space infinitely malleable. Others take readers to new times and places while leaving characters in a single timeline.
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.