Articles tagged brian wood, ryan kelly, local, identity, halifax

‘Tangerine’ Is a Raucous, Gorgeous Comedy of Errors

This is a sprawling, generous examination of how lies intersect with truths, and especially, how gender identities occasion such intersection.

READ more
The True Dogs of War: Nation, Language, and Identity in ‘Valiant Hearts’

Valiant Hearts challenges the barbaric connotations of the appellation “the dogs of war” by making a dog, the only creature blind to the “essential” identity markers of nationalism and language, the hero.

READ more
No More Mirrors: Reflecting the Reality of Unreal Lives

The oddest detail in a game world that concerns itself with including shampoo bottles, cereal boxes, and VHS tapes is the fact that the house that you occupy in Gone Home is missing one item so common to human experience and so common to domestic spaces. This is a home that contains no mirrors.

READ more
Introduction to Identification: Abed in ‘Community’

Synecdoche. Diegesis. Star Wars. Pop Culture. Cool Cool. Open a TV Tropes tab as we look into Abed’s identity in Community.

READ more
When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?

READ more
What Is the Stereotypical ‘Real American?’

Picture such a creature in your mind and see how it compares to the one in mine: White. Well-fed. Armed. Christian. I’m seeing Boss Hogg in Bermuda shorts, Foghorn Leghorn in a business suit, Britney Spears in a monster truck.

READ more
Brian Wood’s New York: The Conclusion of the DMZ Series

Whatever the social and political issues Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli, and their occasional collaborators, chose to examine through the DMZ series, those examinations were always grounded in and refracted through New York.

READ more
Connect the Dots: Transgender Narratives in Pop Culture

Transgender representation in modern film, television, and literature blurs the lines of gender, class, race and sexuality, which is precisely why trans narratives are still considered dangerous.

READ more
Summer Is Electric With Electronic Music Festivals

Fans of electronic music will find a lot of massive events going on around the US this summer. Here are a few to look out for.

READ more
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett

By saying Not is not Sidney Poitier, the reader is tempted to compare him to Sidney Poitier just as the characters do, when the author is pointedly saying that we shouldn’t.

READ more
Capturing the Abstract in the Concrete

What do the worlds contained within comics, within and between panels, tell us about the worlds in which we live out our lives?

READ more

10 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Local

From the opening chapter where Megan makes powerful decision to jettison her boyfriend's codependency to the final chapter where Megan confronts the memory of her mother in their family home, Local demonstrates the need for a greater 'oppositional'.

READ more

18 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Weird Sister and Red

All witches must have been, at some point, as cool as these girls are.

READ more

20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Supermarket

The ending provides very little closure and the strong anti-consumerism sentiment of the beginning feels like a distant, unrelated musing.

READ more

1 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lucifer

"Because God said so" is no longer an acceptable answer.

READ more

8 Aug 2005 // 9:08 AM

The way passionate love is sold in novels and films and pop music has a lot in common with the way shopping is celebrated by

READ more

9 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Identity (2003)

As James Mangold neatly puts it, these characters are running along 'a kind of Möbius strip of hell.'"

READ more

24 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Identity (2003)

Amanda Peet, not incidentally, throws some fine, even sublime, attitude.

READ more
//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

READ the article