'Harakiri': Masaki Kobayashi's Challenge to Japan's Idealized Notions of Its Feudal Past | 30 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

This anti-samurai samurai film loses none of its power over the years as a fierce tale of individual honor in the face of systemic corruption.

//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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