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Every Generation Gets the 'Daredevil' It Deserves
Marvel's Daredevil is a reminder that our pop culture, even that which is rooted in the pulp tradition, can be vivid, vital, and powerful. [17.Apr.15]
Who Should Rule Westeros in 'Game of Thrones'?
By Samantha Cass
As Game of Thrones begins its fifth action-packed season, PopMatters examines the show's many contenders for the titular throne. [15.Apr.15]
Why Does David Lynch Keep Doing This to Us?
David Lynch is one of the most beloved directors in the world. He's also an expert at letting his fanbase down. [14.Apr.15]
Smear the Queer: 'The X-Files' Reboot and Stereotypes in Speculative Fiction
If Fox really is going jump-start The X-Files, it better not pull any of the stereotypical homophobic crap again. [13.Apr.15]
The Three Things That Marvel's 'Daredevil' Did Perfectly
It could have been a passing curiosity like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Daredevil isn't only a great superhero TV drama, but it's a great drama period. [13.Apr.15]
Reviews
Maude certainly paved the way for other strong-willed, independent, feminist characters, but she more than others will be remembered for her wit and unwavering beliefs. [05.Apr.15]
Scientology may seem like nothing more than a wacky cult filled with outrageous teachings and belief to many. Unfortunately, it's much sillier, and far more sinister, than that. [03.Apr.15]
Despite what seems a one-note premise, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 legacy has thrived because of the deep love and relationship the cast has with movies. [02.Apr.15]
By Judy Hur
The initial set-up contrivances suggest that Weird Loners is not so strange as its title might lead us to think. [31.Mar.15]
News
By Charles McNulty
How much Wolf Hall can one nation outside the Commonwealth stand? Apparently, quite a bit when you consider the number of Anglophiles, prestige-hounds, royal soap opera addicts and ugly divorce rubberneckers among us. [16.Apr.15]
Features
Marvel's Daredevil is a reminder that our pop culture, even that which is rooted in the pulp tradition, can be vivid, vital, and powerful. [17.Apr.15]
If Fox really is going jump-start The X-Files, it better not pull any of the stereotypical homophobic crap again. [12.Apr.15]
Columns
Ties That Bind
Nostalgia has its uses, its benefits. But is it useful and beneficial when it obscures the reality of the past and present, usually in the service of power, prestige, and making a buck? [07.Apr.15]
Simulacra Beat
True Detective and Serial mark our society’s preoccupation with all things illegal, especially when they end in murder. [29.Mar.15]
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