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Podcasting

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On May 24, 2018
I was lucky enough to be on The Sound and the Furious Podcast last week, with scholars seeking to combine academia and pop culture in ways that reach out to a broad audience. The subject was “The Zombie White Working-Class: Representations of Class & Labor,” and I participated by discussing depictions of work and unions […]

Milos Forman

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On April 17, 2018

As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with

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The difference between “good” Nazi humor and bad is about who gets to be the butt of the joke. “There can be no poetry after Auschwitz,” said Theodor Adorno. One can only imagine what he might of said about laughter. Black humor, dark humor, gallows humor; none of this is new to human cultures.┬áLegendary American […]

Fantastic Planet

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On October 22, 2017

I subscribed to Filmstruck awhile ago and have seen some pretty interesting films on it. But perhaps none as fascinating as Fantastic Planet, from 1973. A Czech animated film, except that the director

Under Two Jags

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On October 3, 2017

In tonight’s film, we have Stan Laurel wearing a metric ton of makeup (which he did in all his early films)! A setting in the Arab world! The British Army! It’s gold, I tell you, gold! Fro

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