Monthly Archives: December 2013

White-Washing Noir

                   Post-War Los Angeles seems like one the ripest setting for stories imaginable. There’s just so many events, and so many themes important to America that have been crammed into Southern California — and they’ve all been burned into … Continue reading

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Seagal Spectacular: The Progressive Action Movies of Steven Seagal

               Action movies are inherently conservative. They’re about using violent action to solve problems and their heroes are tough-talking, gun-toting independent mavericks who make the world better by murder — usually the murder of foreigners.  Most action heroes are pretty … Continue reading

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