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.

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012 | 31 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Does 'Treme' Hate Modern Jazz? | 10 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

Watching Treme, one might get the impression that modern jazz is the soundtrack for the soulless, and therefore has no place in New Orleans, pre- or post Hurricane Katrina.


Ain't Life Just Like That? | 31 Jan 2014 // 1:05 AM

Sure, Treme is about the sacred, but you can’t have the sacred without the engine of the profane motoring things along, and there’s nothing more profane than money.

'Treme' Keeps Its Head Above Water... for Just a Little Bit Longer | 19 Nov 2013 // 1:10 AM

Treme is the most kaleidoscopic show being produced these days. Its artistry in the arc of the episodes demonstrates gorgeous design throughout the season.


The Civil War, the Freedom Rides, and national memory | 26 Apr 2011 // 3:30 AM

The 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides is upon us, and it should be quite a contrast to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Jazz swings back onto TV in HBO's drama 'Treme' | 26 May 2010 // 12:00 AM

At last, an antidote to Ken Burns' dismal 2001 TV documentary, "Jazz." No, the new HBO dramatic series "Treme" isn't a doc and doesn't pretend to

//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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