Dow Mossman
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One Hit Wonder - The Stone Reader
25 Sep 2007 // 4:42 PM

A favored book from one's past. An elusive author who seemingly never wrote anything since. Sounds like the components for a fascinating documentary? You'd be right.


The Colors Black and Blue are Paradoxical, Contradictory, and Yet True
7 Mar 2014 // 1:00 AM

Observed as ambiguous figures as impossible to pin down as the effect of the colors they discuss, John Harvey's The Story of Black and Carol Mavor Blue Mythologies are impossible to resist.

A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
21 Jun 2009 // 4:00 PM

The narrator's voice -- by turns lyrical and brutal, expansive and introspective -- is White's greatest triumph, elevating what could have been a cliché into a fascinating study of sexual reckoning.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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