Ann Fessler
Reviews // 2 Articles
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Silverdocs 2012: 'A Girl Like Her' + 'Virgin Tales'
19 Jun 2012 // 12:02 AM

Two films at Silverdocs look at expectations for girls to remain virgins, back in the olden days and in an Evangelical Christian family.

Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Jentz
14 Mar 2007 // 6:00 PM

Two books -- both finalists for the National Book Critics Award -- remind me that our actions are often beyond our control. We may no longer be hostage to the whims of capricious gods or brutal totalitarian states, but what about the power of our own inscrutable minds?

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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