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John Carter

Is This Hunk The Next Big Action Hero?

Posted 09.13.2011 | Entertainment

Finally, John Carter has arrived. Well, on Barsoom, anyway. The highly anticipated action adventure film from Disney -- the first live action film ...

How Comics Became Literature for Adults

Douglas Wolk | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Douglas Wolk

Thanks to accidents of economics, flashes of artistic inspiration, and flukes of both government and culture, comics have really "grown up."

Pixar Announces Mysterious New Film

Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment

Disney announced on Monday a new Pixar film would be released November 27, 2013, Deadline reports, though the House of Mouse withheld any information ...

How Classic Sci-Fi And Comics Have Defined Hollywood

John Nevins | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
John Nevins

Today, film and video games are the most culturally dominant story-telling forms, and both increasingly rely on comics as the source of ideas and concepts. How is it that these super hero plotlines became the entertainment industry's favorite formula?

The GOP's Big Texas Gerrymander

The Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

A new proposed congressional map in Texas goes to surprisingly long lengths to stretch the number of Republican districts in the state's delegation....

Lawmakers Go Golfing, Party With Bruce, Raise Cash

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This upcoming weekend will see a number of lawmakers hosting multi-day Fall retreats at resorts and hotels across the nation, according to invitations...

"C Street" and the Military

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

These soldier's appearances on religious programs in uniform isn't just a violation of military regulations, it's a good example of the multiple connections between fundamentalist groups.

What's Television Telling Us About American Men in Deep-uh-?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Maybe this is an overdue recognition that men -- traditionally socialized to be strong, to deny their flaws adamantly -- are finally able to come face to face with them.