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On ‘Game of Thrones’ and Its Problematic Nod to John Ford Westerns

With Game of Thrones' massive cultural power comes responsibility. Alas, the John Ford homage "The Spoils of War" episode fails to address "savage Indian" stereotypes.

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Battlefield Losses: 5 Thoughts on Episode 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’

Sunday’s episode (spoiler alert) was the most action-crazed yet in this jittery, jazzed-up, on-edge season.

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Is a Feminist Revolution Unfolding on ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Twin Peaks’?

Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks share cultural DNA in their pervasive and structural violence against women, yet both seem to be transforming into unlikely forms of feminism on television.

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26 Jul 2017 // 3:00 AM

The Future of ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Female

An exploration into how the show's violence against its women enforces and strengthens the matriarchy of Game of Thrones' Westeros.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Kicks Off Season 7, and the Pieces Are in Motion

Like its women, Game of Thrones seems to get only stronger with each episode.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Live Recaps Six Seasons of Westerosian History at Madison Square Garden

Game of Thrones epic live concert experience featuring Ramin Djawadi's powerful score also serves as a two hour "previously on..." catch-up for the upcoming seventh season.

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Service of the Gods: An Interview With Composer Ramin Djawadi

As composer for Game of Thrones and Westworld, Ramin Djawadi will satiate your wait between seasons by touring his most famous compositions.

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Five Thoughts Recapping the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Six Finale

What does the Game of Thrones finale tell us about what might come in the next couple of seasons, expected to be the series' last?

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 9 - “Battle of the Bastards”

"Battle of the Bastards" may have satisfied the age-old bloodlust for war; unfortunately, it did so through the more recent tradition of dramatizing, aestheticizing, and making war cool.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 7 - “The Broken Man”

The seventh episode of Game of Thrones season six featured the return of two of the show's most curious and charismatic characters.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episodes 2 and 3 - “Home” and “Oathbreaker”

Seconds chances -- resurrection and return -- abound in the early machinations of the sixth season.

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2 May 2016 // 9:01 AM

Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Red Woman”

The women of Game of Thrones drive this episode's narrative, and upend both expectations and reality.

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Shame Bells, Dragons, Bodies: The Art of Suspended Justice and Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones offers a reality that's pleasurable to contemplate but terrifying to inhabit.

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After ‘Game of Thrones’ Ends Its Epic Run, How Will HBO Fill the Void?

To say Game of Thrones is the crown jewel for the premium cable network would be as understated as an entrance by one of Daenerys’ dragons.

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HBO Moves Ahead on ‘Game of Thrones’, Which Shows Risk of Adapting Popular Material

By surpassing their source material in such dramatic fashion, show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are in a sticky situation without precedent in the television business.

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Game of Thrones: Episode 6, “The Ice Dragon”

There is some great plotting and great reveals in episode 6. Unfortunately, this episode also reveals some hidden weaknesses of the game overall.

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War and Peace and Lords and Dragons

Game of Thrones is one of the most epic stories ever to grace the small screen, and these new steelbook collections offer a wealth of bonus features.

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Growing Apathetic to ‘Game of Thrones: Episode 4’ and ‘5’

The plot of Telltale's Game of Thrones continues with some new minor wrinkles, but on the whole, the experience has lost a sense of originality.

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Is Literary Adaptation Better on Film or on Television?

Literary adaptations have been a cinematic staple for more than 100 years, but does TV offer the better format?

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‘The Scandalous Lady W’ Is Scandalously Derivative of Better Dramas

The new "prestige" drama from the BBC is a by-the-numbers mish-mash of 50 Shades, period drama, and Game of Thrones guaranteed to please no one.

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