Michelle Welch
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Michelle Welch is a pop culture obsessive with a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago. She's a freelance entertainment writer, a former news blogger for The Onion's AV Club, has a soft spot for terrible movies, and dreams of one day seeing her name and picture among the film critics listed on Rotten Tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter @stayfrostymw

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Variation on a Theme: An Interview with J.K. Simmons | 25 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

J.K. Simmons's most visible credit to date is the scenery-chomping role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. But in The Music Never Stopped, (now out on DVD) a deeply rewarding film about music therapy, family, and the Summer of Love generation, Simmons shines in his first lead film role as the uptight father of an amnesiac hippie.


Carrie Fisher Likes to Shock Herself and Her Readers in 'Shockaholic' | 19 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Shockaholic switches on and off with the distant past and more recent present, ultimately drawing conclusions about what it means to be born into celebrity and the seeming inescapability of one’s public persona.

'Drew Peterson: Untouchable': Rob Lowe: Unbelieveable | 20 Jan 2012 // 1:40 AM

Drew Peterson: Untouchable tells the story about a controlling man, his supposed charm and charisma, and his startling arrogance.


The Top 10 'Are Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Episodes | 15 Aug 2011 // 1:00 AM

To celebrate the debut of TeenNick's "The 90s Are All That" programming and its record ratings, here are some classic episodes that made you afraid of the dark.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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