This Is Not That Thing: LOUIE, GIRLS, and What We Are Owed

Jun 18th, 2014

This Is Not That Thing: LOUIE, GIRLS, and What We Are Owed

This season of LOUIE has left a lot of viewers feeling cheated. What does a creative work owe us, anyway?

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS: “Project Runway” and the Thrill of Hyper-Competent Characters

Jun 5th, 2014

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS: “Project Runway” and the Thrill of Hyper-Competent Characters

Why do we love shows where people make clothing or food? Because we love to see people being great at what they do. Well, guess what we also like in our fictional characters?

Bringing In the Dead

May 28th, 2014

Bringing In the Dead

Why the Grateful Dead? Why now? I don't know, man, I don't know.

ASSIGNED READING: Javier Grillo–Marxuach’s “Operational Theme” Essay

May 14th, 2014

ASSIGNED READING: Javier Grillo–Marxuach’s “Operational Theme” Essay

Go read Javier Grillo-Marxuach's essay about character and theme. But then come back so we can talk about it!