Josh Mentanko
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//Features

Lady and the Dyke: The Queer Possibilities of ‘Downton Abbey’ | 16 Jul 2013 // 6:14 PM

The great house dramas, which mix nostalgia for archaic politics with rural prejudice, are a curious venue to explore queer history.

//Reviews

What Happened to Imperial Russia's Most Powerful Aristocratic Families? | 5 Nov 2013 // 2:00 AM

In Former People, Douglas Smith follows the fates of two families during the revolutions and Civil War that played out across Russia between 1917 and 1922, and he continues to track the fates of those who chose to remain in the Soviet Union.

'Savage Continent' Explodes the Myths Behind the 'Greatest Generation' | 29 Aug 2013 // 6:45 PM

Keith Lowe has synthesized the latest scholarship to explore the unprecedented physical and moral destruction of Europe after World War II.

//Mixed media
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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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