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AuthorValentine Watkins

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May 10, 2010

For decades, Disney’s canonical animated films have delighted millions. As children, and then again as adults, we experience these films several times over, often in one home-video sitting. But children, as you know, are impressionable wee things. If they see a kid smacking another kid on the face before grabbing their lollipop with their greedy […]

May 3, 2010

Individual expression that is uniform. Somehow. “Sometimes… you know… when you meet the real, actual people… and you look at them… their little beady eyes and… mean…mouths… sort of sneering. I mean, I know this is what they think people like me think so I hate thinking it, but I just find myself thinking that […]

March 1, 2010

If ever there is a term to send one screaming into the dead of night, it is postmodernism. It is big, it is long and it is scary. It has a prefix. It can be double-barrelled, like a shotgun. And like a shotgun, the people wielding it can know less about its consequences than what […]