James Orbesen

James Orbesen is the author of the forthcoming book Gud Dog: Examining Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's We3, as well as a professor living in Chicago. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, Jacobin, Booklist, The New Humanism, Bookslut, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere.

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Reviews // 26 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

Paul Verhoeven's Authenticity Came to Light at Chicago's Logan Arcade | 5 Jul 2015 // 10:04 PM

Some works by Paul Verhoeven, a director known for satire, were shown in an ironic setting this summer. The result was an earnestness soaked in blood.

The Three Creators: PopMatters at the "Chicago Women in Comics" Panel | 5 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM

This past week Columbia College hosted the Chicago Women in Comics but rather than unearth a discourse of marginalization, the event showcased a deep wellspring of talent and widescale commercial success.


Is Growing Up Such a Good Thing? | 23 Jun 2015 // 9:05 PM

Adventure Time and Philosophy takes us on a journey to the land of Ooo in search of truth.

Prick Me, Do I Not Bleed? | 23 Jun 2015 // 2:00 AM

Are feminists like Leora Tanenbaum oversensitive?


10 Classic "So-Bad-They're-Good" Films | 17 Jun 2015 // 4:12 AM

Success sticks out in memory, but so too do failures -- especially the bad ones. Here are ten films that fall so flat on their face that you can't help but hit rewind.

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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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