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Wednesday, July 30 2014

Linda Williams on the Melodrama of Black and White in ‘The Wire’

On The Wire is a must-read book for everyone who believes that the HBO series is life-changing fiction of the highest order.


Monday, October 7 2013

Why Do We Feel So Good About Walter White’s Bad Behavior?

Like Walter White, we left Breaking Bad with a big smile on our faces. And that’s what was so bad about it.


Monday, September 30 2013

Norman Reedus and Canon City Senses Exhibit: 26 September 2013 (Photos)

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus hosted Canon's three city gallery show, dubbed "City Senses", in New York.


Tuesday, September 10 2013

Introduction to Identification: Abed in ‘Community’

Synecdoche. Diegesis. Star Wars. Pop Culture. Cool Cool. Open a TV Tropes tab as we look into Abed’s identity in Community.


Thursday, September 5 2013

Every Era Gets the Monster It Needs, and Ours Is the Era of the Zombie

The images of humans imprisoning themselves in The Walking Dead speak poignantly about a world in which walls seem like an answer to the threat of those masses of bodies on the other side.


Friday, August 30 2013

FRAME-BY-FRAME: Breaking Bad S05E10/11 - “Buried / Confessions”

In a final season where the ultimate end-game is up for grabs, every character's motivations are up for dissection. Whether anyone can have the ending he seeks, however, remains the ultimate question.


Monday, August 26 2013

Moving Pixels Podcast: ‘400 Days’ of Moral Quandries, Hungry Zombies, and Terrible Humans

Another day, another zombie apocalypse, and another chance for Telltale Games to test our humanity within the context of the universe of The Walking Dead..


Sunday, August 25 2013

“I Can’t Do It, Mr. White”: When Education Tastes Like Los Pollos Hermanos

Walter White as aged teacher and Jesse Pinkman as retired student grow to be somewhat of a family for each other, but the way in which Jesse learns and applies himself shows that Breaking Bad's theme of learning goes deeper than one might initially think.


Thursday, August 22 2013

“Say My Name”: Mythologizing Heisenberg As an Allegory for the American West

Once a viewer starts tuning into the subtleties of those affected by the collateral damage of Walt/Heisenberg's victories, it's hard not to read the show as a satire that challenges us to rethink our romanticized assumptions about American Westward conquest.


Tuesday, August 20 2013

It’s All About the Weight, Yo: A Meditation on Jesse Pinkman’s Long Road Down

By the time Season Five came around, Jesse hadn't only changed, he became the moral center of Breaking Bad. His journey, grim as it is, is one of the show's most compelling arcs.


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