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2012 Stories by Casey Burchby

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  • You've Got Us Feeling Emo-tions

    published December 19, 2012

    There are at least four big comedy shows in San Francisco tonight and the good news is that you can’t go wrong no matter which one you pick.... More >>

  • "The Central Park Five": Facing Some Ugly Truths

    published December 12, 2012

    Co-directed by Sarah Burns, her dad, Ken, and David McMahon, this documentary revives New York's fear of crime and race paranoia circa 1989 to... More >>

  • Lost and Profound

    published December 5, 2012

    Without the wonders of obscure VHS tapes discovered in thrift stores, dumpsters, and abandoned houses, we wouldn’t have the unique comic... More >>

  • James Bond at 50: An Irrelevant, Beloved Hero

    published November 7, 2012

    Attention, Eon Productions, Daniel Craig, and Heineken: James Bond is not a beer-drinker! Sure, I know. Getting all worked up about the... More >>

  • Good Apple

    published November 7, 2012

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, for all its legendary impact and influence, was an enormous gamble on the part of Walt Disney. His Mickey... More >>

  • "Chasing Mavericks": Well, the Surfing Is Tremendous

    published October 24, 2012

    Waves crash and churn with alarming ferocity in Chasing Mavericks. A seamless blend of open-water photography, visual effects, and sound... More >>

  • To the Death!

    published October 3, 2012

    Literary Death Match -- the adjudicated reading series that hugs the obscure middle ground between Sartre’s The Roads to... More >>

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    Fall Arts: Classical Revolution Charts a New Course

    published September 5, 2012

    The jam session has always been a defining element of jazz. A wholly informal exercise, the jam is where musicians limber up, experiment,... More >>

  • Inkspiration

    published August 15, 2012

    As comics grow in popularity, so grows the medium’s diversity. Yet comics have always been open to every background. There have been Jewish,... More >>

  • "Killer Joe": William Friedkin Tells Us What's Wrong with Hollywood

    published August 1, 2012

    "I'll just tell you straight out, Killer Joe is the most disturbing film I've ever made," William Friedkin admits. This is really... More >>

  • MAD to the Bone

    published August 1, 2012

    This may be the best year for MAD magazine since it debuted 1952. Not only is it MAD’s 60th anniversary, but there have been a... More >>

  • Awesome Opossum

    published June 20, 2012

    “We have met the enemy and he is us,” says a swamp-dwelling opossum as he surveys the garbage dump that his habitat has become. This... More >>

  • Investigate a Literary Legend

    published May 30, 2012

    The many interpretations of Sherlock Holmes floating around in the multimedia ether make it too easy to forget his literary roots. (The current... More >>

  • Up the Establishment

    published April 18, 2012

    When it launched in 1952, there had been nothing like MAD — a comics magazine dedicated to humor and satire aimed at a broad range of... More >>

  • Image Is Everything

    published February 15, 2012

    Seven successful freelance illustrators working at Marvel two decades ago wanted to control the copyrights of their own creations -- so they... More >>

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