Movies

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Making a Murderer, Brain Fingerprinting, and the Ownership of Thoughts

Netflix's Making a Murderer sometimes uses questionable practices to tell true crime stories. Among these methods is "brain fingerprinting."
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Nature, Nurture, and Unknown Harms

Three identical strangers realized they were more than just triplets: they were the subjects of a scientific study on nature versus nurture.
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Unjust Laws and Elastigirl’s Example

The Incredibles 2 is more than a family blockbuster -- it presents theories of the ethics of law in a clear, understandable way.

The Moral Messages of Violence in Media

Is the gritty violence portrayed in shows like The Handmaid's Tale actually doing any good?

When Men Dominate the Film Industry, What’s the Problem?

Pushing equality in the film industry demands looking at exactly what kind of equality is the best to pursue.
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Afrofuturism: The Beginning of the End for Stereotypical Black People in...

Will the success of Black Pather herald a new age of Afrofuturism in media?
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All Hail the King

What does Marvel's new Black Panther film do for people of color?
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the Ethics of Black Humor

Though critically and commercially successful, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has concerned some with its brand of black humor.
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Is it O.K. to Watch Louis C.K.?

As more allegations of sexual misconduct among Hollywood elite like Louis C.K. continue to appear, how should we approach their artwork?
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Should History be Kinder to George Patton?

A new documentary argues that General Patton's leadership should be a model for today, requiring a reassessment of the controversial general's legacy.