“Silence of the Lambs” might not leave you screaming
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“Silence of the Lambs” might not leave you screaming

The American Film Institute released a list of the top 50 heroes and villains of American cinema in 2003. At the top of the list was an oddity: a…

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Classic RPG style meets peaceful determination
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Classic RPG style meets peaceful determination

In an era of cutting edge graphics and immersive gameplay, it is easy to forget how video games looked only a decade ago. The boxy, pixelated images coupled…

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A new life for zombie games

"Dying Light" uses a clumsy yet innovative combat system to build a terrifying world.

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A new life for zombie games

“Dying Light” is a game that really makes the player work to survive. Armed with only a small arsenal of primarily melee weapons that do very little against…

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Sitting down with Luray
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Sitting down with Luray

On October 24, the “banjo-inspired indie-rock band” Luray performed at the Ottobar for the Baltimore Folk Fest. Lead-singer Shannon Carey spoke to me about her roots, working with family…

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“Night of the Living Dead” lives up to the challenge
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“Night of the Living Dead” lives up to the challenge

Arguably one of the biggest influences on modern horror outside of “The Exorcist” is zombie fiction. As a theme, zombies have transcended almost every genre: action, black comedy,…

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The extremes and things in between
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The extremes and things in between

“An Unquiet Mind” by Kay Redfield Jamison is an autobiography centered around her manic-depressive disorder. First of all, forced autobiographies are always boring — who wants to read about…

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