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08.18.2013 | | Posted at 08:47 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The title of the book is misleading. Homer Simpson Ponders Politics (University Press of Kentucky) isn’t about the world according to Matt Groening, but ranges widely, hooking-up particular films, television shows, graphic novels and genres with philosophers and their ideas. True, one of the essays is titled “Aristotle’s Politics and the Virtues of Springfield: Community, Educa...
09.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Alan Moore is probably bemused, even a bit amused, by the legal problems surrounding next year�s scheduled release of Watchmen, the film based on his 1980s graphic novel. Seems that 20th Century Fox is suing Warner Brothers over who owns which slice of the movie rights. Moore has been largely disdainful of previous efforts by Hollywood to adapt his graphic novels, a remarkable catalog t...