The Matrix Way of Knowledge »
An esoteric review of The Matrix Reloaded originally posted on Salon.
Waking Dream »
An interview with filmmaker Richard Linklater about the ultimate head flick Waking Life
Future Schlock »
From bamboo furniture to decorative brooches, old junk fetches big money on Antiques Roadshow.
The Jungle »
An eco-critical look at the magical and sometimes demonic role the rainforest plays in films and in popular environmental consciousness.
Now and Zen »
A review of the Kung Fu television shows, both fils and pere.
Earth's Most Wanted »
One of the first sustained reviews of The X-Files, one of the most important shows of the 90s.
At Play on the Screens of our Lord »
Why is the world of computer games saturated with occult, mythological, and even religious themes?
Nothing Is Real »
A review of the very strange 1993 TV miniseries Wild Palms, which took on virtual reality, Hollywood cults, and Lynchean weirdness.
Toon In, Turn On, Drop Out »
An essay on American animation, on the occasion of Turner's launch of the Cartoon Network.