Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007 | 16 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.


'Caligula's Ghost: Why Cinema Needs Epic Failure More than Mediocre Success | 1 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

Obscene, grandiose and artistically worthless -- such is the monstrous reputation of the 1979 art-porn blockbuster Caligula. Is this most shocking of Roman epics worthy of reappraisal?


'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' | 22 Jan 2010 // 8:00 AM

LOS ANGELES — In titling its new series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," the Starz Network cannot be accused of false advertising. There is blood, and lots

//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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