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"Iconography"
July 2, 2014 4:58 AM   Subscribe

Back in March, the AV Club premiered a new feature called Iconography, which is an illustrated column by Nick Wanserski examining "pop culture's most fascinating objects". Though the updates have been very sporadic since then, here are the first three entries for your enjoyment: The golden idol from "Raiders of the Lost Ark", The spinning top from "Inception", and Link's floppy hat from "The Legend of Zelda".
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
No ZZ Top keychain/hot rod article?
posted by infinitewindow at 5:02 AM on July 2


I have to derail a bit and just point out that the AV Club is turning into a rather amazing leviathan of a website. And that's a good thing.
posted by zardoz at 5:49 AM on July 2 [2 favorites]


I don't do Zelda but I'm very familiar with the two films and the analyses are spot-on.
posted by immlass at 7:20 AM on July 2


Also, ugh, why do they not have a separate RSS feed for this feature?
posted by immlass at 7:21 AM on July 2


Immlass, they're not easy to find, but here's the main Iconography page and here's the corresponding RSS feed!
posted by mr. manager at 7:54 AM on July 2


Oh, thank you. My feedly will be fuller and happier now!
posted by immlass at 8:11 AM on July 2


That Zelda piece is good even though the hat serves as a starting point. I was expecting more analysis of The Minish Cap, which is a game about Link's Hat, but the item illustrations would fit right in the manual.
posted by ersatz at 8:55 AM on July 2


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