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Tuesday, March 17 2015

The True Dogs of War: Nation, Language, and Identity in ‘Valiant Hearts’

Valiant Hearts challenges the barbaric connotations of the appellation “the dogs of war” by making a dog, the only creature blind to the “essential” identity markers of nationalism and language, the hero.


Tuesday, April 23 2013

“A Game of Chess”: ‘Breath of Death’ Is ‘The Waste Land’ of Video Games

In part, the wasteland of The Waste Land is high culture. It’s the sprawling tradition of genius texts that have been shredded and strewn about by an increasingly shallow popular culture. T.S. Eliot would have hated video games.


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