Batpsyche

Batpsyche Arkham Asylum and the Temptation toward Superego By Jack Holloway In the opening of Batman: Arkham Asylum the video game, Batman has arrested the Joker and is escorting him into Arkham Asylum. The Joker is wheeled down the entrance hall and is checked by a doctor. Counterintuitively, he is having a good time, but…

Mad Men: Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon: “No, this is not a disentanglement from, but a progressive knotting into.” James B. South At this point, Mad Men has become so complicated and self-referential that it’s amazing Matthew Weiner can still craft a good episode that advances the story. Luckily, though, so many of the show’s references are also to things…