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'Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over (A Companion to the Film by Beth B)' (excerpt)

An accompaniment to Beth B's documentary of the same name, Nick Soulsby's book is the first comprehensive overview of Lunch's creative campaign of resistance, a celebration of pleasure as the ultimate act of rebellion. Enjoy this excerpt courtesy of Jawbone Press.

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Roddy Doyle's 'Smile' Explores the Vague Areas between Absolute Childhood Trauma and Potential Alternate Lives

Smile is about identity and the thin line between reality and a fate inherited by those who suffer in silence. It's also about setting a mood, and Doyle is masterful at that.

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'Zero Time Dilemma' Argues for the Necessity of Trauma

The structure of Zero Time Dilemma suggests that learning how to solve problems can only occur after having lived through suffering.

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Drawing Disaster: Comics, War and Trauma

Hillary Chute's Disaster Drawn reveals that comics may be the most useful form for witnessing war and trauma.

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'The Walking Dead: Michonne' Confronts the Issues of Surviving Grief and Trauma

Grief and trauma always seems a side venture to The Walking Dead's plots, never the central focus. Michonne seems to want to put these concerns front and center.

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'Felt' Is Buried Beneath Its Own Style

Felt is unique, but its narrative shortcomings hinder its chance at lasting impact.

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The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

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Post Industrial Boys: Trauma

This is the music of a brave new world, where emotion is eliminated and only structure remains.

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