Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008 | 13 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008 | 8 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


Chok(ing) Onscreen and In Print | 30 Mar 2009 // 4:00 PM

Whether served up on the page or on the screen, this is an intimate assessment of a twisted mother/son relationship with plenty of sardonic humor and scathing satire.


Choke | 23 Mar 2009 // 3:59 PM

Palahniuk loves our disillusionment, or hates it enough to understand just exactly how it operates, and in what darkened corners of our cities and towns it is made manifest.

Choke | 25 Sep 2008 // 9:00 PM

If Choke isn’t the first movie where a young narrator's self-pity, obsessiveness, and desperation are blamed on his mother, it is one of the more emphatic versions.

//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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