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Tuesday, December 31 2013

Rob Delaney’s Zany, Surrealist, and Frequently Ribald Humor

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is the laugh riot one would hope for, coming from Twitter comedian extraordinaire, Rob Delaney.


Friday, September 6 2013

Family Guy’s Sunday Services

Whereas The Simpsons makes an effort to balance its religious satire with pro-spiritual representations, Family Guy largely regards organized faith as wholly corrupt and its believers as dupes and dopes.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

AlunaGeorge: Body Music

Body Music is an effortless, sophisticated mixture of Aaliyah x Lily Allen x the XX plus so much more.


Tuesday, July 30 2013

‘Ginger & Rosa’ Revel in the Possibilities of ‘60s London

London teens Ginger and Rosa are on the cusp of adulthood as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms. Confronted by the possibilities of a changing world, the girls struggle to find their separate identities while maintaining their friendship.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.


Sunday, June 9 2013

Changing Identities and Traditional Family Ideals Are Explored in ‘Mosquita y Mari’

In her first feature film, Aurora Guerrero introduces us to a pair of Chicana teens who develop intense feelings for one another. By telling the story of Mosquita y Mari, Guerrero crosses a new frontier in Chicano cinema.


Monday, May 6 2013

Political, Pointed, and Peculiar: Armando Iannucci, Comedy Genius

Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It and Veep have solidified his legacy as a political satirist, but we mustn't forget the impact his other works have had on culture and comedy.


Tuesday, April 23 2013

On the Band That’s Pelted with Frozen Fish Fingers: ‘Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced’

Though it’s earned the tagline, “Norway’s This Is Spinal Tap”, Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced is far more subtle than that, and much closer in tone to BBC’s The Office.


Wednesday, November 2 2011

‘Maxwell Street Blues’ Is a Toe-Tapping Time Capsule

Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.


Wednesday, October 19 2011

He Performs This Way: ‘Weird Al Yankovic: Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour’

"Weird Al" live is as great a concert spectacle as you will ever see. If for some reason you can't make it, this DVD will do nicely in its place.


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So long, old VHS tapes (News) [13.Feb.08]
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