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Art vs. Art: Zen Pencils and the Critical Imagination

Inspirational cartoonist Gavin Aung Than hates on his haters.

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Undoing Maleficent

The evil fairy doesn’t need a makeover.

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Russian Animation

A brief tour of one of the great national animation traditions.

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Aku no Hana and the Politics of Decadence

Autonomy and degradation in the anime “Flowers of Evil”

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Survival of the Purest: Neoliberalism in The Hunger Games and Battle Royale

Battle Royale, Hunger Games, our endless recession, and the culling of adolescents.

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Forgetting Bakshi

A retrospective look at the works of America’s maverick animator.

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“What good is hurting them back?”

Queer Resistance in Studio Laika’s ParaNorman and Coraline

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