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Ranking the Seasons of 'The Wire'

Years after its conclusion, The Wire continues to top best-of-TV lists. With each season's unique story arc, each viewer is likely to have favorites.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores 'This Is the Police'

This week we take a look at the themes and politics of This Is the Police.

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Playing to Lose: The Tragedy of 'This Is the Police'

Video gamers are not accustomed to playing to lose.

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Losing to Win: 'Spec Ops' and Tragedy in Video Games

The idea of a video game character that suffers a general decline seems counter to the way in which games are designed. Who wants to get less capable as a character as they progress?

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I don't think you can win this game. On the box, it says it's a tragedy.

Hamlet tried. Lear tried. Macbeth tried. Pac-Man tried. Play while you can. For in another level or two, you may die.

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Piercing the Shell of Portland's Hype

As America’s pop culture boomtown, Portland may be held hostage to its own ever-expanding clichés. Or not.


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