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Wednesday, April 3 2013

Portraits of Love and Death: Godard’s Nostalgic Cinema in ‘Le Mépris’

A half century later Godard's Contempt still captivates audiences. Contempt is not as simplistic as it may appear; it is not a mere telling of rejection but of absolute dissolution, of modernized romance and the failings of modernity.


Wednesday, May 5 2010

Homeward Bound: Odysseus, Frogger, and a Simple Teleology of Play

Why did the frog cross the road? Well, for many of the same reasons that Odysseus did.


Wednesday, October 21 2009

Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow

In this book, E. L. Doctorow is like a great magician trying to make a monumental illusion out of a street corner shell game, just to prove that he can.


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