Steven Aoun

Steven Aoun was the film and television critic for Australia's leading film journal Metro magazine. He has also written music criticism for Melbourne's daily newspaper Herald Sun and been an editorial assistant for CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture. He is currently writing a PHD on the nature of critical theory and may even finish it within this lifetime. Steven regularly contributes to PopMatters as a feature writer and previously wrote the column Through the Looking Glass and the Flashpoints series. Steven can be contacted at [email protected]

Features // 15 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles

Why Do We Feel So Good About Walter White's Bad Behavior? | 6 Oct 2013 // 8:15 PM

Like Walter White, we left Breaking Bad with a big smile on our faces. And that’s what was so bad about it.

Cult TV: Three Shows You Should Be Watching | 26 Aug 2013 // 11:40 PM

Consider watching these true originals before American remakes completely ruin them or force them back into hiding underground.


Where Angels Fear to Tread: Steven Pinker's 'The Better Angels of Our Nature' | 19 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Is it worst to be killed by a crazed mob wielding machetes or to die via conveyor belt and filing system? The Better Angels of Our Nature keeps falling victim to the halo effect, creating an aura around reason itself.

The 2011 Looking Glass Awards: Anger Is an Energy | 5 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

Welcome to the 2011 Through the Looking Glass awards, the Anger Is An Energy edition. This was the year the whole earth shook, sending shock waves in all directions. We don't mean to imply that the seismic shifts were of equal magnitude: not every violent disturbance registered the same on our Richter scale.


Steubenville as Personality Test | 5 Apr 2013 // 2:00 AM

The Steubenville High School rape allegations were more than a controversial court case — they were a true test of character.

Sonnymoon Transcends Boundaries (videos) | 29 Oct 2012 // 5:30 AM

Sonnymoon defy easy listening and categorgisation: they understand that pigeon holes are for pigeons.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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