American Experience

'Death and the Civil War' Is an Excellent Account of How America Learned to Handle Death | 2 Oct 2012 // 5:15 PM

A vivid adaptation of Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book This Republic of Suffering, this nearly two-hour documentary is among the best of its kind.

American Experience: The Polio Crusade | 9 Mar 2009 // 4:00 PM

An insidious virus, a race for a vaccine, human experimentation -- the subgenre this documentary brings to mind is the increasingly popular bio-thriller.


Walt Disney -- Hero Or Villain? A PBS Documentary Tries For a Balanced Portrait | 14 Sep 2015 // 6:03 AM

Nearly 50 years after his death, Walt Disney remains a divisive figure.

//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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