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Tuesday, September 1 2009

Explainers: Back to the '50's and Up to the Present

Jules Feiffer's groundbreaking Village Voice comics delivered a satirical take on current events and paved the way for many contemporary strips.


Reviews

Sunday, December 14 2014

'Union Station' Reminds Us of a Pre-Automobile America

Rudolf Maté's Union Station tells a noir story from a time when passenger rail travel was central to American life.


Thursday, December 4 2014

Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell's 'Graveyard Books' Are Deliciously Scary Adaptations

These two graphic novel versions of The Graveyard Book preserve everything good about the original and add the benefit of visual interpretation by a number of fine artists.


Monday, November 24 2014

'The Vanishing' Tells the Horror of Privileged Lives in Prosperous Counteries

The evil is both banal and terrifying in George Sluizer's 1988 labyrinthine thriller.


Monday, November 17 2014

Although Almost 100 Years Old, 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' Is Surprisingly Modern

Deliberate artificiality and horror based in human psychology make this horror classic, first released in 1920, feel remarkably fresh today.


Monday, November 10 2014

'The Female Gaze' Is a Collection of Films That Buck Male-Centric Cinematic Trends

The seven films in The Female Gaze offer an interesting look at the work of seven different female directors, each a welcome antidote to action-hero blockbusters and formulaic rom-coms.


Melvin Monster [10.Aug.09]

Blogs

Wednesday, December 2 2009

Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation

Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation - New Press [$22.95]


Saturday, August 29 2009

Back to the '50's and up to the present

Jules Feiffer's groundbreaking Village Voice comics delivered a satirical take on current events and paved the way for contemporary strips like Tom Tomorrow’s “This Modern World” and David Rees’ “Get Your War On”. This week's Iconographies focuses on The Explainers the recent collection of Feiffer's Village Voice comics.


Thursday, August 6 2009

Tony Hillerman: People of Darkness


Tony Hillerman: A Thief of Time (Re:Print) [16.Jul.09]
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