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Underlying Themes of “Red Dead Redemption”

June 14, 2010


Who would have thought that electronic gaming would be the ideal medium for perhaps the greatest western experience since 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma? In the spiritual successor to their coolly-received 2004 western epic Red Dead Revolver the player is thrust into a fictionalized West as the gritty, hardened outlaw-turned-rancher John Marston, reluctantly forced to do […]

“Calm Down, Ladies-and-gentlemen; It’s Not a Race or Anything.”

April 14, 2010


Today on the way to class I’m stopped by two people I’ve never met before—a tall black boy and a short black girl. “Answer me this,” says the black boy—”and be honest,” says the black girl. The black boy then inquires as to “Which one of us is blacker?” I hesitate, breathe in deep. Why […]