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Supreme Court Holds that Video Games Are Free Speech, Misses the Point

The Supreme Court held that a California law restricting the sale of videogames to minors was an unconstitutional limitation on free speech. I think it’s the right decision.
A few things worth noting. First, Justice Scalia, who liberals resoundingly hate, wrote the majority opinion, joined only by the liberal justices. This means that now conservatives hate Scalia&#133 Read the rest

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Guess Who Dies in Green Lantern.

We do love our superhero movies, don’t we. I’ve had something of a pet theory for a few years now that says that all superhero comic book mythologies are little more than the superego punishing the id in a celebration of a superficially Nietzschean, almost fascist worldview. What is much more interesting is why audiences find these stories so&#133 Read the rest

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The Fast and the Fatherless

The Fast and the Fatherless

When you watch most action movies, it’s easy to get caught up in the car chases, explosions, and hot chicks that define them. But when you look beyond those, beyond the trite dialogue, beyond the contrived plots, is there anything there? In most action films, there isn’t. So they don’t last beyond a single picture. But the The Fast&#133 Read the rest

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Tide Knows Dad Better Than He Knows Himself

Tide Knows Dad Better Than He Knows Himself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgpGlzsx2rk
This is a new Tide detergent commercial showing how Tide undermines Dad’s attempt to control his daughter’s sexuality. Dad is a central character in the ad, and all the action revolves around him. But the ad is not targeted at fathers. Women still do most of the family shopping, so we should read the ad as addressing moms.&#133 Read the rest

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