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Friday, October 31 2014

Tamil Horror Films: Madness, Modernity and of Course, Misogyny

While Hollywood horror thrives on the anxieties over the persistence of evil, emanating from a malevolent source, Tamil horror films deal with the prevalence of social injustice.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

Pride and Mourning: “Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2”

How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?


Thursday, October 16 2014

Captain Comics: Will TV’s ‘Constantine’ Be the Real Deal?


Tuesday, October 7 2014

Beats, Rhymes and Jihad

Hip-hop appeals to those who feel powerless and disenfranchised, which is why ISIS looks to hip-hop communities as potential recruiting grounds.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Batgirl Takes a Bow at Long Beach Comic-Con, Along With Lois


Monday, September 29 2014

Nawa: Ancient Sufi Invocations and Forgotten Songs from Aleppo

Not a long album, but potent.


Wednesday, July 23 2014

The Victor Belongs to the Spoils: 75 Summers of the Batman

Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.


Monday, July 14 2014

‘All These Characters Are Me in Different Ways’: An Interview with Director Ritesh Batra

"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox.


Tuesday, March 18 2014

Literary Giant Saadat Hasan Manto Wrote Honestly About Muslims in Bombay

Manto was no Charles Bukowski with a tendency to excoriate the perils of the female flesh, nor Alifa Rifaat, who wrote frankly about female desire and lust; he created his own world where women were not victims.


Wednesday, August 28 2013

Here’s a Thrilling Look at Comics from a New Perspective, and It’s Better Than Most Superhero Films

What happens when our sense of security is diminished and the lines between good and evil are no longer identifiable? What happens when heroes take on characteristics of villains, and perceived villains garner our sympathy?


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Egads! Comics! In the Library! (Columns) [6.Apr.10]
Marvel’s iPad App (video) (Mixed Media) [6.Apr.10]
Creator: Various (Columns) [9.Mar.10]
Red Baraat: Chaal Baby (Capsule Reviews) [22.Feb.10]
A Case for Comics in College (Columns) [2.Feb.10]
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 (Reviews) [29.Sep.09]
Comic Re-Imagining (Columns) [17.Sep.09]
Black Gay Marriage (Sources Say) [24.Aug.09]
Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson (Reviews) [20.Jul.09]
Monsoon Dance (Sound Affects) [20.Jul.09]
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