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Why Shovel Knight Would Be the Perfect NES Game

By | Apr 17, 2015 | 24 comments

Does Shovel Knight merely emulate the classics or transcend them?

The Popular Music Dilemma: What John Cage Can Teach Us about Listening

By | Apr 13, 2015 | 18 comments

What can John Cage tell us about popular music?

Mad Men: Ways Chronology Plays a Crucial Part

By | Apr 11, 2015 | 26 comments

An analysis of the intrinsic connection that Mad Men has with chronology through it's period setting, episodic structure and characters.

Blood Meridian: What Makes a Book “Unfilmable?”

By | Apr 6, 2015 | 43 comments

Books always seem to get an adaptation eventually. Should this one be spared?

Dante and Swamp Thing’s Journey Through Purgatory

By | Apr 5, 2015 | 36 comments

Part II of a series comparing Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Thing with Dante's Divine Comedy.

The History of Robin: The Significance of Superhero Sidekicks

By | Apr 3, 2015 | 44 comments

The role of Robin in the Batman mythos has been held by numerous characters throughout the decades.

Derrida in Twain: Deconstructing Racism in American Literature

By | Apr 2, 2015 | 26 comments

We must not censor and deny the racism of our past literature, but embrace it to understand "new racism."