Sam Wood
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Blogs // 2 Articles

Lou Gehrig: The Pride of the Yankees
7 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM

Americans cheer in their athletes what they demand of their citizens: humility, simplicity, and purity of spirit. It's a myth that's perfectly suited for the make-believe workings of Hollywood.


The Pride of the Yankees: Collector's Edition
27 Mar 2008 // 4:58 PM

In time for baseball season comes a trio of worthy releases: Bull Durham, Eight Men Out and The Pride of the Yankees

Essential Classics - Romances
27 Jun 2007 // 4:59 PM

This set highlights the existential crisis about the validity and permanence of love, in a time when Americans were reminded of the absolute ephemeral nature of life and stripped of ideals by the War.


'Raffles' Is an Education on How to Become a Proper Gentleman Thief
4 Nov 2014 // 3:31 AM

These two versions of the minor classic character Raffles are two peas -- or pearls -- in a pod.

'Hold Your Man' (1933)
25 Jan 2013 // 6:41 AM

Fast and Loose

//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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