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9 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Creator: Various

In comics not everyone can write nor draw (nor ink, color nor letter). So, there will always be 'great' works that cannot be attributed to a single talented contributor.

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25 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Examined Life

This punctures the image of philosophy as a rarefied field, where philosophers live in some kind of Cartesian bubble, their brains effectively separated from their bodies.

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A Case for Comics in College

My name is (insert name here) and I am a visual learner -- and other reasons why comics is a relevant subject for the college curriculum.

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Supervillains and Philosophy by Ben Dyer, ed.

"Does a supervillain see himself as a supervillain? Does he see his own actions as evil?"

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19 Jan 2010 // 8:58 PM

Election Day

On Election Day 2004, cameras follow 11 individuals as they participate in the process. This is a sobering reminder of the power -- and the privilege -- of the 'right to vote'.

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Forget McCloud (or Maybe Not, Baudrillard)

Scott McCloud's text does not make any concessions to doubters. It gives people permission to start from the presumption that comics are 'real' art, as well as 'real' literature.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Supergirl’s Shorts

Supergirl's summer costume change -- which included concealing shorts under her skirt as she flew about, kicking butt -- reveals a lot about our changing superheroes.

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The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York by Matteo Pericoli

Pericoli's sketchbook captures the pictures, moments, methodologies, and musings that occur at every second in every spot of the city every single day. It is a macro microcosm.

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27 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

Private Century

Not a single shot in Private Century is original to Sikl or his collaborators. This is a profound illustration of the significance of editing to the nature of film as an art and craft.

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Are Comics Like Reading with Training Wheels?

Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.

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29 Sep 2009 // 1:30 AM

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.

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28 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Barbara Vos: 10 Sept - Oct 31 2009- Kansas City, MO

Vos is back at her easel after a few years of hiatus. “When I use oils I am building, when I paint with acrylic I am free,” she says.

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17 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Comic Re-Imagining

Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? dir. Werner Herzog (trailer)

Since 1987’s Cobra Verde, Werner Herzog has directed just two feature films in the ensuing twenty two years—Invincible (2001) and Rescue Dawn (2007), preferring to focus

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Disney’s purchase of Marvel Enterprises puts the house of Mickey Mouse in the superhero biz

Make way for the amazing Spider-Mouse. In an entertainment-industry stunner, the Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it was buying comic-book giant Marvel Enterprises for $4

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31 Aug 2009 // 8:59 PM

Audience of One

Director Michael Jacobs resists simplifying his subject, leaving viewers to come to their own conclusions about pastor Richard Gazowky, who he is, and why he wants to make his movie.

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The Best of Simon and Kirby by Jack Kirby

For Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, as with most creators during the boom years of the early '40s, comics were as much about earning a paycheck as they were about creative expression.

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Art Portraiture and Photography in Six Feet Under

An examination of Claire's portraiture in Six Feet Under.

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21 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

We Did Porn by Zak Smith

Unfortunately, as readers will find out, there are no excuses in porn, short of a plane crash on your way to another movie.

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Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson

All in all, if you have a high tolerance for whimsy you could do worse than to spend a few hours in Moominvalley.

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