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Anti Heroes

Binge Reading Bad Guys

Paul Bishop | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

Binge watching television shows is a relatively new phenomenon compared to binge reading. Like many before, a reader who discovers Sherlock Holmes for the first time is still apt to binge read their way through most of the Sherlockian canon before coming up for air.

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

Unforgiven

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 06.27.2013 | Celebrity
Amanda Guinzburg

"David Chase described a scene he once planned, then scrapped, for a 'Sopranos' episode, in which Tony would have found himself lost somewhere in the ...

Parent Alert: Danger of Kids Heroizing the Alleged Boston Bomber Brothers

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Comic books, computer games and toys are rife with heroes and villains -- "good" and "evil" characters. But the real-life story of the accused Boston bombing brothers has unleashed potential dangers for young children who may confuse fantasy with this cruel reality.

Literary Anti-Heroes Of Middle-Age

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of the many books I have been rereading between bouts of Powell is "Persuasion." If you read Jane Austen more or less annually, as I have done sin...

Top 10 Anti-heroes: The Worst-Behaved In Literature

The Guardian | Francesca Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I have always loved books about rebels and non-conformists, people who swagger through life with a fierce edge and a stubborn refusal to behave thems...