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The Psychology of Dexter

For the Love of Dexter

by Bella DePauloon Dexter

Dexter may well be one of the most psychologically delicious treats in television history. We love Dexter. We root for him, season after season.


But he’s a killer—a serial killer! Why do we relish Dexter so much? And why don’t we at least feel guilty about our love? Is it because Dex is so unlike us that we don’t worry others might misinterpret our interest in him as a sign of our own darkness? Or is the dynamic something much different—that we all have a wisp of Dex’s Dark Passenger within us? As fans who identify with our twisted hero, do we get to let our own demons out to play an hour a week, knowing that it’s not for real and no one will actually get hurt?


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Inside Joss' Dollhouse

What Echo's Journey to Self-Awareness Tells Us About the Human Soul

by Oluwafemi Morohunfolaon Dollhouse
“Forty-eight personalities, each with its own rich history, and none of it tells me anything . . . I know you’re all very invested in your vaunted technology, and it is very impressive, but I still don’t believe you can wipe away a person’s soul.”
 
—Paul Ballard (“Omega,” 1-12)

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Through the Wardrobe

Just Another Crazed Narnia Fan

by Deb Calettion The Chronicles of Narnia

When I was in the sixth grade, I loaned my copy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to Lisa Miller and never got it back. Not that I hold a grudge. Lisa had a surgery that required breaking both her legs and resetting them, putting her in a … read more»

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Batman Unauthorized

The Cost of Being Batman

by Darren Hudson Hickon Batman

When I was a kid, I had every intention of growing up to be a superhero. This wasn’t an idle wish; this was The Plan. Now, I had long since given up any illusions that I was a foundling, rescued by my parents from a crash-landed space capsule. And my … read more»

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Ender's World

Mirror, Mirror

by Alethea Kontison Ender's Game

So you’re attending Battle School with Ender and Bean. You’ve signed your name into the desk (and probably hacked into the teacher accounts) and now it’s time for more frivolous pursuits, so you log on to the game. You’ve passed the Giant’s Drink, you’ve survived Fairyland, and you’re standing at … read more»

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