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The fetishism of commodities: "Mad Men," capitalism, and its discontents

What made "Mad Men" arguably the greatest dramatic series in American TV history is that there was a method to its madness. 

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“Kung Fury”: 1980s-inspired action movie, released on YouTube

From the very first opening scene, you can tell that you are going to be in for some physics-defying action and fun.

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East meets island: movies from Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival continues to serve as a gateway for features, shorts, animation, and documentaries.

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"Avengers: Age of Ultron": Wham! Bam! Kaboom!

To me, "Age of Ultron" had all the charm and insight of a fireworks display.

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"Mad Men": Betty gives poignant gift

Season seven, episode thirteen: what an utterly sad Mother's Day episode!

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces Music for Peace

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced a Music for Peace concert, in the wake of recent unrest resulting from Freddie Gray's death.

 

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Not a very comfortable place for "Mad Men"

Odd disjointedness and surreal fantasy dreamscapes feature prominently in this episode.

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In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it's heroes vs. world peace

Though it shares a name with a saga from the comics, director Joss Whedon gives the film its own story, much more to offer than the previous outing.

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Disturbing questions posed in documentaries at Full Frame 2015

Three law enforcement documentaries posed intense questions at the Full Frame film festival.

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Screamscape: The timely play "Dreamscape" about police killings

"Dreamscape" is an urgent, ripped-from-the-headlines story about a police shooting of a young Black person.

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