Michael Curtis Nelson
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Pedagogy of the Possessed: Teaching and Learning in 'Buffy' | 13 Mar 2011 // 6:00 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 // 5:00 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 // 3:30 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 // 3:30 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 // 7:00 PM

It’s always impressive when a director can imbue silverware with horror.

Johnny Flynn, 10 November 2010 - Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio | 22 Nov 2010 // 12:02 AM

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.

//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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