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Mindhunter Casts Masculinity as Society’s True Criminal Element

A serial killer is like a television show in that they are both defined by installments. Without a certain sequence—of murders and episodes, respectively—neither would be what they are. Mindhunter, David Fincher’s new show about the FBI’s discovery of serial killers, is on Netflix, so the episodes are designed to …

How the Dead Danced with The Living in Medieval Society

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. In the Halloween season, American culture briefly participates in an ancient tradition of making the world of the dead visible to the living: Children dress as skeletons, teens go to horror movies and …

How the typewriter changed the economy and society

Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. In 2017, presenter Genevieve Bell addresses the role of technology in building our future, and what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world. In this excerpt from her …