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All Grown Up and Here to Stay: The Next Generation and the Small Screen

How millenials challenge the TV industry’s traditional methods.


Man of Steel: The Hero We Needed

In the latest of the series, Superman is not the man we want, but the man we deserve.


/ September 16, 2014 12:03 am

10 Years of Funeral: In the Backseat

True rites of passage inevitably catch us unprepared.

/ September 15, 2014 11:56 pm

10 Years of Funeral: Wake Up

The paradoxes of being a 14-year-old: both eager and terrified of becoming big.

/ September 15, 2014 11:51 pm

10 Years of Funeral: Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)

Time is not something we can escape.

/ September 15, 2014 11:50 pm

10 Years of Funeral: Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

A desperate search for meaning.

/ September 15, 2014 11:47 pm

10 Years of Funeral: Une Année Sans Lumière

A curious, apocalyptic blend of paranoia and nostalgia.

/ September 15, 2014 11:41 pm

10 Years of Funeral: Neighborhood #2 (Laika)

Arcade Fire evokes a romantic escapist fantasy.

/ September 15, 2014 8:36 pm

10 Years of Funeral: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

Technology has incentivized us to look past the girl next door.

/ September 15, 2014 2:10 am

10 Years of Funeral: Haiti

The constant presence of the dead is a source of both solace and pain.

/ September 9, 2014 12:23 am

Revolution Retold in Boston’s Civil War

Barbara Berenson’s new book does not quite plant its feet in the kind of narrative it wished to tell, in part because it sought to tell so much.

/ September 4, 2014 1:27 am

Lost in Translation

Even sporadic readers have read works in translation.

/ September 1, 2014 5:28 pm

World Peace: Reality or Fantasy?

Liberalism must be defended against its postmodern critics, as the works of Thomas Hobbes, Francis Fukuyama, and their classical predecessors have shown us through the centuries.

/ August 31, 2014 4:11 pm

Tour My Squalor

The murky waters of slum tourism are navigated by for-profit businesses that transform the mobility of tourists into social mobility for slum dwellers.

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