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.


'Scandal' Imagines Women Who Run DC | 4 Apr 2012 // 11:48 PM

The show's formula looks to be this: the silly plots swirl, the brokers scheme, and the minions toil, but in each episode, Liv finds a moment to chat with one of these wise, powerful, and inevitably troubled women. In these moments, Scandal is slightly less tabloidy and soapy, and slightly more beguiling.


New TV series ‘Scandal’ based on real-life ‘fixer’ | 4 Apr 2012 // 12:04 AM

LOS ANGELES — Judy Smith was there when White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, quarterback Michael Vick and Idaho senator Larry Craig found

//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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