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Isn't It Shocking?

With ample amounts of blood and guts, TV today is pushing the envelope of the violence. But is all this gore just masquerading creative shortcomings?

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Vampires, Zombies and Superheroes... It Must Be Comic-Con International 2012

What started decades ago as a mere comic book convention has become a massive Hollywood promo blitz for the hottest science fiction, fantasy and super hero properties in film and television.

Film

Zealot Zombies vs. Apolitical Vampires: Bruce LaBruce's Political Enlivenment of the Undead

Bruce LaBruce's pornographic zombie films are politically and artistically engaged in ways in which too few contemporary horror narratives are.

Justin Linds
Television

More of the Best Summer TV

Because we know you like the cool A/C, but love these cool shows. The following represents the incredibly entertaining programming now airing in the hot, sweaty summer months, even if it's not (yet) good enough to make the fall schedule.

PopMatters Staff
Film

Why Do So Many Aliens Look Like Tony Blair?

The unfamiliar will only find acceptance if it is expressed in familiar terms; thus, aliens "...may have bulbous heads and triangular eyes, speak in a chillingly robotic monotone or emit a strong stench of sulphur, but otherwise they look much like Tony Blair."

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The Year In TV: June 2010

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

Television

Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.

Television

Vampire Misogyny: Violence in 'True Blood'

From the beginning of its debut, True Blood has pushed the edge of what was possible with TV violence and sex. But is there any point to the extreme sex and violence on the show? And has it gone too far?

Benjamin Riley
Music

'Rolling Stone' Picks the "100 Greatest Beatles Songs"

Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.

Film

Vampires vs. Werewolves: An Immortal Pop Rivalry

Pop culture thrives on rivalries, but few are as epic as the one between werewolves and vampires -- a rivalry which predates Twilight by, oh, some 60 years.

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Girl-Gothic: Five Minutes with Meg Cabot

Vampire stories may have been around for centuries, but it’s undeniable that they’ve never been quite this popular.

Television

True Blood

True Blood's second season showcases the similarities between fundamentalisms -- whether Christian or pagan.

Television

The Best Television Performers of 2008

More than anything, though, I wish all those political pundits would take some time off, to rest and let their vocal cords recuperate. That truly would make for a happy new year.

Television

True Blood

The goofy vampire romance in True Blood is granted another perspective by Tara (Rutina Wesley), who at least seems aware of life outside of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

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