Christopher J Lee
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When the Music’s Over: Greil Marcus on the Doors | 6 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

Apparently seeking to account for every important rock act of the '60s, Greil Marcus turns his critical attention to the Doors.


In from the Cold: 'George F. Kennan: An American Life' | 8 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

George F. Kennan, diplomat and intellectual, in many ways resembles a character in a John le Carré novel. John Lewis Gaddis, a Cold War historian at Yale, places his life in perspective.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker | 23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

What’s so funny about peace, love, and understanding? Working against conventional wisdom, Steven Pinker argues that we have reached a historical low point with regards to violence.


Benediction: On Thurston Moore’s 'Demolished Thoughts' | 18 Dec 2011 // 11:00 PM

Although Demolished Thoughts was released before the announcement of the breakup of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, it is unavoidably a document of this personal and professional transition.

//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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