Bro-Friendly Fandom: The Blue Mountain State Kickstarter

April 16, 2014
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Bro-Friendly Fandom: The Blue Mountain State Kickstarter

By leveraging Kickstarter as a safe space for masculinized fan engagement, Blue Mountain State has the potential to live on despite lacking the mainstream coverage, prestige, and formalized fan engagement of its progenitor.
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Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

April 11, 2014
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Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

Risks, rewards, and a pair of empty shoes; how much can his political edge can he retain?
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Johnny Weir’s Divorce and the Burden of Representation

April 7, 2014
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Johnny Weir’s Divorce and the Burden of Representation

Johnny Weir's divorce challenges his status as one of the few openly gay American athletes, as well as the popular image of gay marriage and divorce in America.
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#SCMS14: Klout & The ‘Influence’ Economy

March 28, 2014
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#SCMS14: Klout & The ‘Influence’ Economy

Klout attempts to quantify the ephemeral, subjective concept of online influence through social media analytics. What does such a number mean for how we consider self-presentation online?
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Simple Machine & Micro-Wave: Building a Grassroots Film Community

March 26, 2014
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Simple Machine & Micro-Wave: Building a Grassroots Film Community

How to transform the potential of online communities like Simple Machine into local, public support for independent filmmaking?
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Negotiations and Regressions of Cultural Politics in Disney’s Frozen

March 24, 2014
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Negotiations and Regressions of Cultural Politics in Disney’s Frozen

The politics of Disney's Frozen are indicative of symptomatic shifts within an otherwise largely entrenched ideological core.
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True Detective’s True Detectives

March 20, 2014
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True Detective’s True Detectives

What I am interested here is the audience of forensic textual foragers that, like the true detectives themselves, followed the scattered bread crumbs that led towards, not the yellow...
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Exploring True/False

March 18, 2014
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Exploring True/False

Each winter, as February becomes March, Columbia, Missouri transforms itself into a grand stage for the True/False film fest, a four-day international nonfiction film festival.
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Following the Instructions

March 17, 2014
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Following the Instructions

Continuing to think about LEGO, the idea of “creativity,” and the unequal extension of that idea to different consumer groups.
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The Art of Life: Cinema Verité and Melodrama Rendez-Vous in Robert Greene’s Actress

March 15, 2014
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The Art of Life: Cinema Verité and Melodrama Rendez-Vous in Robert Greene’s Actress

Now in its eleventh year, Columbia, Missouri’s True/False Film Festival is rapidly becoming a major stop on the North American festival circuit.
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