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Monday, May 20, 2013
The overlooked masterpiece of psychological suspense stars Robin Williams as a photo developer in a big box mart. He’s as blandly unremarkable as his surroundings until he develops an obsession for a young family
03.20.2013 | | Posted at 05:49 PM

Seeing through Japanese animation

By David Luhrssen
  Anime, the distinctly Japanese genre of animation, is inherently subversive. Not necessarily by supporting any particular ideology but for undermining the Cartesian philosophy and aesthetics that insists upon dividing the world in two—body from mind, subject from object… This binary system is fine for computers, but shortchanges the great possibilities available to humanity. ...
Friday, March 9, 2012

7.0 out of 10

Oh sweet Jesus, I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 to come out. It's reached a point where I can't even enjoy other games for more than a few hours. Here is Asura's Wrath, a perfectly commendable game with colorful graphics, sleek style, and some decent...
04.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
For years, Japanese anime has been all the rage in Western mass culture (Pokemon) and among the cognoscenti (Akira). As far back as the 1960s anime began penetrating America. One early example was the popular TV cartoon series �Gigantor.� The initial 26 episodes, first aired in 1964, have been packaged in a DVD set, �Gigantor: The Collection-Vol. 1.� Anyone interested in Japan�s contribution t...
05.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
From Godzilla through Ghost in the Shell, from movies through television and video games, Japanese science fiction has found avid audiences beyond the home islands as its exponents explored uncharted lands of the imagination. It has also influenced Western authors and directors, including William Gibson and the Wachowski brothers and led to cyberpunk and The Matrix. But cool as their images appe...