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NATURAL BORN KILLERS
Novelist, essayist, and law professor
Oliver Stone has never met an American fiasco he didn't like, lament, and, with any luck, lambaste in one of his films.
Best Documentaries of 2015: Legendary AD
Music & Culture Journalist
The art of film directing has been revered since the days of the Lumière Brothers, before the title of director had even been bestowed. Now, the director has achieved a level of celebrity that is only growing exponentially.
Living in the Shadow of a Gun Crime: 14 Years Later
Jumping at one's own shadow is a perfect metaphor for living with post-traumatic stress disorder. A darkness that sets up permanent camp in your peripheral vision and won't go away, no matter how much sage you burn, or how many gods you pray to.
Slender Man Meets the First Amendment: Why Suing the Character's Creator Won't Work
Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, ...
Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? The answer is a definitive "no" under First Amendment principles of free speech.
Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace
Clinical law professor, Northwestern University School of Law
There is nothing honorable about the way in which the Nebraska officers bullied a mentally impaired man into falsely confessing to a double murder. Mr. Bruning should be insisting that the Livers interrogation be required viewing for every law enforcement officer in Nebraska.
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The Aurora Shootings and the Mean World Syndrome
Author, 'How Risky Is It, Really?'
Does violence in media lead to violence in the real world? If we think the world is a 'mean' and violent and unsafe place, the kind of world we see again and again in both the news and so much entertainment media, we live our lives accordingly.
Why Can't All Movie Couples Be Like Jason Segel And Emily Blunt?
Segel and Blunt's perfect pairing got me thinking about other memorable movie couples who had amazing on-screen chemistry. I'm not just talking about "Oh, they're cute together!" couples -- I mean a "Wow, I want to watch them banter forever!" kind of movie couple.
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