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Catherine Zimmer

How Email Ruined My Life

(For Tom)   I got my first email account the fall I started graduate school, in 1995. Even then I had an inkling of the pressures...

Zero Point Breaky

For probably dubious reasons, I find myself compelled to rehearse a feeble defense of Zero Dark Thirty (read: a defense of Kathryn Bigelow, director...

Oeuvre and Me

I have always avoided the idea of the “auteur” in film studies—that treatment of certain directors as the structural equivalents of great novelists. Auteur...

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