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311 Week 9: A Midsummer Night’s Dream pt 2

English 311, Week #9: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and its Adaptations  

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Categorical Rejection: Feminism and Fury Road

Anita Sarkesian is my favourite public intellectual. She is doing the thing that all of us critics of popular culture ought to be doing: she’s articulating sophisticated arguments about the media we consume and making them publicly accessible. And she

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The Myth of Innovation

I’m listening to a podcast with Chris “@nerdist” Hardwick and Ron “Hellboy” Perlman, and they’re having a rambling, jokey conversation, so what I’m about to write is a little unfair because no rambling, jokey conversation could ever stand up to

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@ghweldon: “So… why exactly do Normals like it? Explain it to me like I’m five.”

Glen Weldon posted a tweet last week about the season finale of Game of Thrones. Here it is, in its entirety:

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Her: manic pixie dream girl with SF premise and Apple/hipster aesthetics

Congratulations, now you don’t have to see it, which wouldn’t actually be good because the film has redeeming qualities. The acting is great (you can’t go wrong with Phoenix and Adams), and the dialogue and character beats are very believable,

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