Fifty Shades of Grey > Nymphomaniac: Some Stories Shouldn’t Be Told By Men

I believe Lars von Trier’s intentions were good when tackling the difficult and ambitious Nymphomaniac project. Now available on Netflix, the two-part story of a sex addict (Joe, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stacy Martin) recounting her life to an inexperienced older man (Seligman, played by Stellan Skarsgård) is the kind of art house cinema that I both love and loathe. It attempts to rattle viewers, challenging what they know about film, storytelling, and basic aspects of humanity.

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Leia vs. Gamora: Feminism in the Toy Aisle

Sitting on a twilight porch with friends the other night, I listened to a nine-year-old boy ask his

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Free eBook: In The Town Where All Things Are Possible

We have just collected the serialized story into one eBook on sale now in the Kindle library, via

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Dusk

(Problems viewing? Watch it on YouTube.) David Doub, writer of the vampire comic Dusk, approached us with the idea of doing a short film based on his long running series. The dark tale about a woman escaping a brutal cycle of domestic abuse by falling in with a vampire hunter has been a staple of the convention

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Spooklights – The Beauty of Loose Ends

Good short stories are like exotic dancers. Not the run-down and drug-addled kind, but the careerists that know

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My Name Is Grommit

My name is Grommit and I wreck worlds. Over the course of three billion years, I have destroyed 2,013 planets which include ice moons hiding life in deep, tumbling oceans, green globes flush with vibrant possibility, and even red planets where organisms live only by the magnificent force of their own will. These red survivors

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Circus Ex Circus – 48 Hour Film Project

Circus Ex Circus premiered last weekend at the Sandridge Auditorium to a strong reception. It was SGI Productions’ second year to compete in the international contest with 2013′s entry, Latte Art, taking home two awards in the Oklahoma City leg. Award nominations will be announced soon and the awards show will be 6:30 pm, September

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In Stores Now: Literati Presents

Our region is flush with amazing writers and artists, enough talent to redefine the literary culture of the

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Robin Williams and the Sine Wave of Suicidal Ideation

The first date I went on- my first legit “pick you up at seven, I have my mom’s car for the night” date- was with Kalli Fullbright. I took her to see Aladdin. It was magical. Mostly because I sat by a pretty girl and got to kiss her. But also because suddenly there was

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Bleeding Out – The Courage of Confessional Comics

Storytelling that cuts to the quick always impresses me. It can be magical to watch someone bleed themselves

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The End Of The Town Where All Things Are Possible

In The Town Where All Things Are Possible, tree branches rustled lazily with the breeze, casting shadows across a cobblestone pathway that wound through the town’s park and ended at the iron door. Alexandria pulled The Man’s arm back over her shoulder and they stepped out into the sunlight. She scanned the trees, then saw the ice rink in the distance.

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