Pedagogy of the Possessed: Teaching and Learning in 'Buffy' | 13 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM
The implied pedagogical theories undergirding both Buffy and Giles's guidance of her evince a particularly American pragmatic understanding of the learning process.
'Blackmail' and the Birth of the British Talkies | 13 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM
Originally conceived as a silent film, Blackmail was quickly converted to sound, making it the first British talkie. To accommodate theaters that were not equipped for sound, it was reissued as a silent film. The differences in the two versions are here compared.
The Complicated Story of Race and Rock 'n' Roll in the '60s | 14 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM
In Just Around Midnight, Jack Hamilton explains what happened over the course of the '60s that turned rock 'n' roll white.
'The Rhapsodes': When an Aesthetic Approach to Film Criticism Was Novel | 16 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM
It’s hard to imagine now, but in the '40s it was a daring thing to champion film. These four critics did just that, and did it very well.
Just Say Nooo!: ‘Contact’ | 15 Dec 2010 // 6:00 PM
It’s always impressive when a director can imbue silverware with horror.
Johnny Flynn, 10 November 2010 - Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio | 21 Nov 2010 // 11:02 PM
The sound of a room full of 20-year-olds singing “when you’re dead” over and over again, while Flynn provided harmony, made for an exhilarating end to an unforgettable evening.