American Masters

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013 | 18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


'American Masters: Mel Brooks: Make a Noise' Is a Fitting, Funny Salute to the Masterful Comic | 23 May 2013 // 5:10 PM

This is a fitting tribute to our greatest living comic mind. Prepare to laugh.

A Remarkable Portrait of a Reclusive American Treasure: 'American Masters Philip Roth: Unmasked' | 31 Mar 2013 // 10:10 PM

Philip Roth comes off as a gentler man than we might imagine, and when he speaks or reads from his work he never disappoints.

//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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