From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

February 26, 2015
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From Nottingham and Beyond: British Classical Music Radio, Public Service Broadcasting and the Neoliberal Market

In this first installment of our new "From Nottingham and Beyond" series, curated by the Department of Culture, Film and Media at the University of Nottingham, Roberta Pearson discusses the contemporary moment in British classical radio.
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Mapping Popular Music Studies: Report from IASPM-US 2015 Conference

February 25, 2015
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Mapping Popular Music Studies: Report from IASPM-US 2015 Conference

Kyle Barnett reports on last week's IASPM-US 2015 annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 1)

February 24, 2015
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WWE Network’s 1-Year Anniversary: A Conversation (Part 1)

In part one of their conversation, Cory Barker and Drew Zolides discuss the Network's impact on WWE's storytelling and its financials.
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

February 19, 2015
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On Radio: Authenticity and Sincerity in Podcast Advertising

As podcasters experiment with advertising, they face issues of authenticity and sincerity that strikingly resemble those of the “golden age” of radio.
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

February 18, 2015
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

Country radio programmers find themselves fighting back against the domination of “bro-country.” This battle, along with the forcing of Paramore's Grammy-winning Rock Song of the Year into the Pop...
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

February 17, 2015
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Can The Walking Dead be read as an unconscious desire to return to the frontier, or a cautionary warning about the destructive path of the modern world?
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

February 16, 2015
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Crumbsucking the FM Dial

Broadcasters are paying top-dollar for the last useable scraps of the FM spectrum. John Anderson explores the booming market in translator stations and their implications for diversity on the...
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

February 13, 2015
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agent Carter’s has been the center of many feminist critiques since its premiere earlier this year. Some praise the show as a victory for feminists and female fans,...
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Keep it 100: The Nightly Show Flips the Script on “Fake” News

February 12, 2015
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Keep it 100: <i>The Nightly Show</i> Flips the Script on “Fake” News

As an obsessive fan of the genre that has become known—somewhat inaccurately—as “fake news,” I was incredibly curious to see where Larry Wilmore, the host of Comedy Central’s The...
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Feminism and Anorexia: A Complex Alliance

February 9, 2015
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Feminism and Anorexia: A Complex Alliance

Critical feminist approaches to anorexia have become increasingly visible as an area of academic study since the late 1970s. Such approaches have done much to question and critique the...
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