Orphan Black is asking some important questions that are becoming especially pressing in an era when cloning and other reproductive technologies are real logistical possibilities tangled in their own legal and ethical web.
Last Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced that Hellenic Radio and Television (ERT)—Greece’s only public television and radio station, and national equivalent to the BBC—would be shut down, taking with it more than 2,600 public sector jobs and, though the ERT was far from free and uncensored, one of the last semblances of democracy …
As soon as I hit ‘play,’ bodies started writhing and undulating all over the screen. I scrolled down carefully to determine whether I’d accidentally loaded soft porn, but I hadn’t, and thus I stared at the screen in mounting amazement. Constant intercuts, confusing camera angles, and awkward lighting conspired to make it difficult to determine …
‘Loud Hands’ is a defiant, firm rejection of an admonition many autistics heard in their childhood.
A perfectly harmonious world may not be possible for Žižek, but a different one is. In this time of despair and ideological closure, that is much more than nothing.
“We all live downstream from something.”
I find myself oddly mermerised by ABC’s 666 Park Avenue, something I really wasn’t expecting when I first started watching the series. The pilot suggested a run of the mill horror drama that might have a few interesting elements, but ultimately wouldn’t hold my interest very long; this kind of television is not really what …
It no longer seems alarmist to conclude that London burning was a precursor of what is to come elsewhere in the industrialized world, including the United States.
The confusion between autism and sociopathy lets people like Sherlock be maligned as lacking conscience and compassion, even when they actually have a keen sense of morality.
To rail against the Internet today in 2012 feels much like protesting the printing press or electricity or modern medicine – pointless and self-defeating.