My latest Arthur column, on digital vs. analog TV.
A cultural overview of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the hottest media meme/kiddie-toy infection of the mid-1990s.
From bamboo furniture to decorative brooches, old junk fetches big money on Antiques Roadshow.
An interview with filmmaker Richard Linklater about the ultimate head flick Waking Life
The Matrix Way of Knowledge
An esoteric review of The Matrix Reloaded originally posted on Salon.
Earth's Most Wanted
One of the first sustained reviews of The X-Files, one of the most important shows of the 90s.
Now and Zen
A review of the Kung Fu television shows, both fils and pere.
An eco-critical look at the magical and sometimes demonic role the rainforest plays in films and in popular environmental consciousness.
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.