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Monthly Archives: November, 2014

“Answering the Critics of Tarsem Singh’s ‘The Fall’,” by othermelissawyatt

Curator’s Note: This piece is a defense of a comparatively little-known 2006 film, The Fall, which has a score of only 56% on Rotten Tomatoes – an admittedly slippery tool, … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Champagne From a Slipper: When Fandom Was Acceptably Male,” by Veronica Horwell

Curator’s Note: This piece was submitted directly as a response to a post I wrote on my personal blog, and it offers a wonderfully compelling history of modern, gendered fandom. … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

“I made tributes to the Supermen and Batmen, so it felt only fitting to include all 73 years of Wonder Women too,” by hitokirivader

“I made tributes to the Supermen and Batmen, so it felt only fitting to include all 73 years of Wonder Women too,” ©hitokirivader, originally posted March, 2014

November 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

“In Defense of the Reboot – What the new generation of Trek movies brings to the canon,” by anifanatical

When Star Trek: Into Darkness came out last year, it was met with plenty of mixed reviews, but one fan’s question stuck with me: “What does this movie even add … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

“This is Why I Treat Fandom Like It’s Important (Because It Is),” by saathi1013

So many movements in art/literary history are defined solely by a small group of friends (usually male, let us not forget, and often white and wealthy) fucking off to the … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Slash Wife Syndrome,” by madlori

Because of the fic I’m currently writing, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about women in slash fics, more specifically, wives in slash fics.  As in, a female … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Citizen Kane and His Last Vow, by mid0nz

Curator’s Note: This week we’re looking at meta that puts contemporary television texts into conversation with the past through two pieces that look at the thematic and aesthetic antecedents of … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Psychiatrists; Somnambulists: The Influence of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari On Brian Fuller’s Hannibal,” by meejaleibling

Following the end of season 2, Hannibal show runner Bryan Fuller described his approach to the source material as being a …“mash-up of Thomas Harris’ DJ instinct”. I guess he means that … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 1 Comment