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Terry Eagleton's 'Humour' Is Neither Too Prude Nor Too Erudite

Terry Eagleton's Humor wisely makes no argument beyond a survey of all the ways one can debunk some portion of all preceding theories of humor.

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On the Aggressive, Hilarious Theorizing in 'Censorship Now!!'

Ian F. Svenonius' is a refreshing voice amidst the irony-addled sad-sack defeatism of postmodernity.

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Even Meryl Streep Can’t Save 'The French Lieutenant’s Woman' From Postmodern Pretense

This film has not aged well, and this has to do with the failure of postmodernism and poststructuralism to contribute anything useful to popular culture.

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'Spring Breakers', 'Pain & Gain' and Postmodern Folly at the Movies

Rather than exercise judgment or critical perspective on crime and punishment, Spring Breakers and Pain & Gain share their characters’ self-indulgence, making narcissism seem like a palatable or practical means to achieve goals.

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Watch the Skies: Hari Kunzru's 'Gods Without Men'

Gods Without Men is vaguely reminiscent of the comic book writings of Grant Morrison of The Invisibles fame: there’s a lot going on within the covers of this novel, and it's as deliriously trippy and expanding as anything Morrison has put to paper.

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'1Q84': A World that Bears a Question

Huraki Murakami is stretching himself to create a sort of hybrid between his humourous and off-beat slipstream novels and the aching and yearning of romance that permeates his more mainstream stuff.

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White Noise in the Kitchen Supplies Aisle

Postmodernism in the 21st Century: Coming Soon to a Grocery Store Near You!

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Soft Subversions by Felix Guattari

An anti-establishment political bent is evident throughout. The eclecticism is never boring, however, and Guattari would certainly have wanted it that way. Recommended.

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Wario Land: Shake It!

Wario Land: Shake It! may be the best post-modern video game ever.

Jason Cook
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The Age of Huts (compleat) by Ron Silliman

If The Age of Huts provides any indication, we're witnessing the development of what is sure to be a defining literary project of the postmodern era.

Andrew Ervin
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