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On Chuck Klosterman's Latest in Junk-Food Intellectualism, 'Raised In Captivity'

The best stories in Chuck Klosterman's Raised in Captivity are the ones that most closely resemble his thinly-veiled essays.

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Does Video Game Criticism Need a Lester Bangs?

Part of the reason Lester Bangs was a great rock critic was because he reflected the virtues and vices of his medium. Yet as a critic Bangs provided a lot of personal standards that could be easily applied to multiple mediums.

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"All I Ever Wanted Was to Control My Own Life": An Interview with Chuck Klosterman

Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman talks with PopMatters about his new book, Downtown Owl, his regrets about an old one, and that he might next get into making documentary films.

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Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman

The notion of Klosterman filling a whole novel with his personality seemed daunting to some: after all, his essay-oriented style was the perfect fit for a generation of ADD-addled teenagers.

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20 Questions: Chuck Klosterman

Prolific pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman knows as well as PopMatters that, well, pop matters. He discusses with PopMatters 20 Questions some of the things in this world that influence, sway, and affect.

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DHARMA's Bent Reality: The Video Game Sensibility of Lost

As a "virtual" landscape, then, The Island is, naturally, bordered on all sides by an impassable boundary, the ocean, and invisible, in a sense, to the "real" world around it.

Elwyn Palmerton
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DHARMA's Bent Reality: The Video Game Sensibility of Lost

In this light, it actually seems as if "The Looking Glass" in season three is basically the show's token "underwater level".

Elwyn Palmerton
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DHARMA's Bent Reality: The Video Game Sensibility of Lost

Perhaps the most complete and fascinating assimilation of video game-type content into a different medium at a deep and thorough level occurs within the narrative world of the popular television show Lost.

Elwyn Palmerton
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The Boy Who Cried Freebird by Mitch Myers

Despite reading like a book set on random, Myers is a fantastic writer with a great ear for rhythm.

Jodie Janella Keith

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