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October 2015

‘Madonna: Innocence Lost’ Was Tawdry But Fun

This highly stylized interpretation of Madonna’s hand-to-mouth existence possesses the sort of terribleness you would expect of a TV movie -- but it’s the kind of trash diet that leaves you feeling fulfilled, somehow.

September 2015

The Strange Changes: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season Three and Its Real-World Analogues

The fallout from the events of season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. serves as an excellent metaphor for contemporary social and political shifts

‘Blindspot’: Episode 1 - Pilot

NBC reinvents The Blacklist: How does Blindspot hold up?

The Republican Hajj: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ - 18 September 2015

Perhaps we are reaching a crisis point, a moment in which we suddenly tire of comedy and politics in the same sighing breath.

“Such a Perfect Day”: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ - Episode Four

Could Fear the Walking Dead become the commentary for a post-Ferguson world that Battlestar Galactica was for a post-9/11 world?

The Modern Gorgias: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, 2015-09-11

At this moment, I am watching MSNBC, and across the screen flashes a banner: “Breaking News: Donald Trump Refuses to Correct Questioner Who Believes Obama

Double Double, Toil and Trouble: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Episode 3

In episode three, the show continues to build up narrative parallels and cross-overs with both real-life conflict and The Walking Dead, but is this enough to keep our interest?

Mr. Robot: Episode 10 - “zer0_day.avi”

Both the world and Elliot fall apart, as the long-awaited E Corp hack finally comes to fruition.

Visible Language Spoken to Invisible Men: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ 8/28/2015

The August 28 episode highlights the "rhetorical schizophrenia" that has poisoned political discourse.

Postmortem: Did ‘True Detective’ Do Justice to Latino California?

In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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