Looking back at Damages, I realize it would have been right at home amidst ’80s film narratives that demonized career women while asserting the proper place of women at the hearth in the home.
Rarely has television fiction been replicated and superseded by actual events as drastically as in Wednesday’s meeting of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown with Rochdale-based pensioner Gillian Duffy.
Some thoughts on the peculiar nature of Glee’s soundtrack and why it both pulls me in and repels me from the program.
Are people more open to new ideas when they get their daily news through the Internet or do they tend to use today’s historically unparalleled access to support what they already think?
Later this year, the RightNetwork, a network dedicated to programming solely for conservatives, will launch. I’m intrigued by this network for a few reasons.
At Console-ing Passions, you can expect scholarship on culture, identity, gender, and sexuality (as they relate to media) in every panel—and it’s great to mingle with so many brilliant feminist scholars!
Ten (or more) media industry stories you might have missed recently.
What has Doctor Who looked like from “the other side of the pond”?
Is it problematic that Treme seems to hit some false notes? Only until the series begins to interrogate the authenticity tropes one might have expected it to create.
Antenna’s weekly Glee Club column discusses “The Power of Madonna,” semiotic democracy, and the pleasure of reinvention.
For the most part, fan fiction is like porn—we know it when we see it. And yet when asked to delineate its boundaries, the genre is surprisingly hard to categorize.
Are the final teams finally in place? Or are we moving the pieces toward another move?
Glenn Beck may say he is simply an entertainer with little interest in politics, but that is a lie. He has proven himself a political demagogue who employs a variety of well-worn rhetorical techniques, all of which, as history has shown, are dangerous.
2010 poses a key threat to the brand, and to its ‘flagship drama’ status in the UK – what if a new Doctor, companion, and exec-producer team represents too much change for audiences to take?