Required Reading: The Man as Myth and Why We Love ‘Game of Thrones’

By  · Published on March 19th, 2014


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“The Person as Event: Errol Morris, Stephen Hawking and A Brief History of Time” – Landon Palmer gets scientific for Nonfics on a “romantic” new Criterion release. Naturally, while we’re all searching for the larger meaning to existence, the question of truth at 24fps is lurking around the corner.

“Two Reasons That Explain Why We’re All Obsessed with Game of Thrones” – Charlie Jane Anders at io9 comes up with some alternative theories on our deep, abiding love for the violent, nudity-filled show. Hint: neither “reason” is breasts. If she’s right – and she has some solid arguments – then the show landed at the exact right time to make it big.

“Why the Viacom-Youtube Case Wasn’t a Giant Waste of Time” – Todd Spangler at Variety finds a silver lining in a seven-year battle that ended with a shrug. If a billion-dollar threat was the stick YouTube needed to get serious about copyright issues, then it might have been well worth it.

“Sex in real life isn’t like sex on screen – and that’s a good thing” – Stuart Heritage at The Guardian throws cold water on movie sex while championing the real deal, but if cinematic coitus isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, what am I doing with this Carnivale mask and secret password? And does T.J. Maxx let you return gaudy masks?

“Still No Plans For a Marvel Superheroine Movie” – Inkoo Kang at Indiewire looks into the future (aka 2017) to heave a big sigh. Let’s all join in.

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