The Problem with Vigilantes

I have to rant.  About Zimmerman.  About superheroes.  About our culture. I was at the gym this morning, on the treadmill, and the wall-mounted televisions were set to a channel called Cozi TV, a channel that is all about syndication and showing you the television programming you grew up on — the kind of stuff…

Ugetsu, Intertextuality, and the Western Spectator

I want to start off by taking what may be a radical position on how I am conceptualizing film or really any media text.  I’m going to take the position of stripping these texts of their accoutrements, designer labels like “entertainment” versus “new” or “high culture” versus “low culture,” and instead I am going to…