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Thursday, June 5 2014

The Plight of ‘Secondary Sex’

On TV and in the movies, there's no time after the "first time'".


Tuesday, April 22 2014

‘Casebook’ Is an Engrossing Example of the Coming of Age Novel

Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer.


Thursday, October 31 2013

Orson Welles and ‘40s Film Noir

As Welles had created shadowy noir images in the war years, by the end of the war, he captured the cultural climate of the emerging postwar era in his underrated 1946 noir, The Stranger.


Thursday, October 24 2013

‘Citizen Kane’ Is a Labyrinth Without a Centre

The labyrinth structure of the film calls for the audience to be shown a solution, the potential 'centre' of the film.


Tuesday, October 15 2013

Orson Welles’ Subversive Genius: ‘The Third Man’, Film Noir and the Cold War

Could it be that Orson Welles was directing the films he was acting in even when he wasn't officially "directing" them?


Director Spotlight: Aspects of Orson Welles

From Citizen Kane (1941) to his "mutilated masterpiece" follow-up The Magnificent Ambersons to The Trial (1962), the essayists in this collection will take you on a journey into the filmic realms and mind of the filmmaker whom many call genius.


Tuesday, September 10 2013

Internet Saved the Radio Star: The Rise of Podcast Drama

Welcome to Night Vale, the news show from a town that doesn't exist, has quickly and unexpectedly become America's favourite podcast. As the next stage in audio fiction's evolution takes shape, it also confirms the curious, enduring appeal of stories on the radio.


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 20 2013

‘The Big Bang Theory’ and the Rise of the Pathologically Nerdy in Sitcom TV

In The Big Bang Theory, men of the knowledge economy find themselves at the top of a power ladder, which in no way represents the old torments of the schoolyard.


Thursday, August 8 2013

The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.


Zoey Deschanel is Adorkably Delicious (Channel Surfing) [12.Jul.13]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Fridays (Mixed Media) [23.Sep.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Thursdays (Mixed Media) [20.Sep.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays (Mixed Media) [23.Aug.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Mondays (Mixed Media) [22.Aug.11]
Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure (Reviews) [16.Jun.11]
The Year In TV: November 2010 (Mixed Media) [21.Apr.11]
The Year in TV: August 2010 (Mixed Media) [28.Feb.11]
The Year in TV: July 2010 (Mixed Media) [25.Feb.11]
Super Bowl 2011’s Best Commercials (Mixed Media) [7.Feb.11]
The Year In TV: May 2010 (Mixed Media) [28.Jan.11]
The Year in TV: April 2010 (Mixed Media) [18.Jan.11]
The Year in TV: March 2010 (Mixed Media) [6.Jan.11]
February 2010 in TV (Mixed Media) [20.Dec.10]
The Year in TV: January 2010 (Mixed Media) [10.Dec.10]
2011’s TV Trend: Remakes (Mixed Media) [19.Nov.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Weekends (Channel Surfing) [27.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Fridays (Channel Surfing) [20.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Thursdays (Channel Surfing) [19.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Wednesdays (Channel Surfing) [18.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays (Channel Surfing) [17.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Mondays (Channel Surfing) [16.Aug.10]
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