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Coming-out Narratives in Comics

My Brother's Husband, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, and Generations illustrate how comics artists continue to excel at depicting complex, meaningful coming-out narratives.

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Television

Saying Goodbye to 'Community' and Annie Edison

Where other sitcoms might reach for a final resolution or shift to the status quo, Community settles for the scary-but-honest possibilities of the future.

Television

The Best Television of 2014

In 2014, we let Russian spies, biker gangs, Silicon Valley techies, and existentially frustrated detectives into our living rooms. As these 25 picks reveal, we had good reasons for doing so.

Television

Quick, Before It's Gone: Should Networks Cancel Shows Early?

When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming.

Television

Do You Want to Save TV's 'Community'?

If you're a PopMatters reader, you probably do. Sony Pictures Television is lobbying NBC through a viral media effort, #RenewCommunity to do just that. Watch the video and Tweet to save. Who knows, maybe Netflix will pick up 'Community'...

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Childish Gambino - 30 April 2012 - Sayreville, NJ

Personable, funny, as good a singer as he is a rapper, Childish Gambino is likely here to stay, and probably only get bigger.

Games

Space and System in Culver City: A Visit to IndieCade

Beset by sculptures of alien invaders and rampaging teenage zombies, IndieCade manages to be a place of community all but forgotten in mainstream electronic gaming.

Games

Constructing Community in 'Catherine'

Is it cheating when the game wants you to seek outside help?

Television

Five TV on DVD Shows Worth Watching (or Rewatching) This Summer

What does the savvy, obsessive or lonely TV fanatic do with this free time? If you're inclined to watch TV on DVD this summer, I recommend these five.

Books

'John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom': Insider Perspectives

The better contributions in this edited volume navigate a course between the particular and the universal, granting Coltrane's music the freedom it demands.

Music

We Ought to See Them Now: An Interview with the 88

They recorded the theme song to "Community", recorded an entire song through an iPhone app, and even contemplated changing the band name at one point. Yet The 88 have preserved, and they speak to PopMatters about their latest album and why it's their freshest yet.

Jane Jansen Seymour
Television

My 2010 TV Wishlist

Today I am going to look ahead, and make my wish list for what I am hoping to see on television in 2010.

Culture

Pop Culture: Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Neighborhood

Whether intentionally spiritual or not, popular culture and its products serve many of the same drives of religion: making meaning and forging the bonds of community.

Rev. Doug Gebhard

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