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Bharat Karki & Party: International Music

A blithe mixture of Indian music and psychedelic funk recorded in Calcutta during the late 1970s.

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Jaime Hernandez’s World Revealed With a Biographer’s Eye and a Fan’s Enthusiasm

If you read comics, you know of the Hernandez brothers whether you’ve read their work or not. Even if you grew up in a tiny town where the only places to get comics were the drug store or the gas station, Love and Rockets somehow entered your vocabulary.

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Many of the IPL’s leaders of fanatic glee and cheer hail from Australia. Would it be immodest or perhaps ill-advised for Indian women to

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Wonder Woman: Amazon, Hero, Icon by Robert Greenberger

A princess, a monster-slayer and as powerful as Superman. Now, let's talk about the kink.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2010: Road, Movie

Instead of plying song and dance like a traditional Bollywood film, Road, Movie beguiles a real life cinema audience with hair tonic. Yet when the movie is finally over, we're left with snake oil.

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DC Comics artist and co-publisher, Jim Lee, has an iPad. And he has put it to very good use, sketching iconic DC characters the Joker

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Egads! Comics! In the Library!

Comics, that great corrupter and retarding influence on youth, evoke fear in librarians -- fear of the adults, that is, not the children.

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Marvel recently unveiled it’s new application for Apple’s iPad, and it’s essentially the already existing iPhone application Comixology, but limited to Marvel

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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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22 Feb 2010 // 8:57 PM

Red Baraat: Chaal Baby

Mainly instrumental tunes, at least two of which might be familiar even to listeners who have only a brief acquaintance with Indian music

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Power and Contestation: India since 1989 by Nivedita Menon and Aditya Nigam

Nigam and Menon remind us of the rich history non violent protest has had in subaltern India, and that the recourse to violence is a measure of desperation rather than entitlement.

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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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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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Monsoon Wedding (The Criterion Collection)

A family drama, as mosaic of modern, globalizing India, as a love story that sneaks up on you, and as a discourse on post-modernity and tradition.

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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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Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama

If writers want to ameliorate the public perception of India held by the vast majority of the planet, they should write realistic fiction and not continue to perpetuate either the notion of the Temple of Doom dystopia or the Jewel in the Crown utopia.

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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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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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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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