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Joy, Complacency and Apocalyptic Future in 'Kurt Vonnegut: Complete Stories'

"So it goes" was a phrase Vonnegut used in Slaughterhouse Five as a sort of mantra, accepting chaos and embracing the possibility of wonder once darkness passes. It's a suitable way to end this embrace of Vonnegut's stories.

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How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.

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Fall 2011-12: It's Pilot Season, People

Pan Am isn’t not the only pilot trying to capitalize in this post-Mad Men world.

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Nobody Move by Denis Johnson

About to get his knees broken, Jimmy grabs Gambol’s gun and shoots him in the leg when, of course, he should have shot him in the head.

Christopher Guerin
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Playboy: The Mansion

Apparently, free love extends only to heterosexuals and lesbians in this representation of Hef's so-called revolution.

G. Christopher Williams
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