Archive for June, 2010

Summer Media: Vive le Tour!

June 30, 2010
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Summer Media: Vive le Tour!

July brings with it one of my most cherished media rituals in the form of the exhilarating spectacle of suffering that is the Tour de France.
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Redemption and Regression in the Saving Grace Series Finale

June 28, 2010
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Redemption and Regression in the <em>Saving Grace</em> Series Finale

By refusing a happy or even reassuring ending, Saving Grace's finale stayed true to the series' brand of realism and defied expectations, but in bringing the story full circle it also returned to some of the series' initial shortcomings.
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Summer Media: River Monsters

June 24, 2010
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Summer Media: <i>River Monsters</i>

One of them belches like Jabba the Hutt when pulled out of water. And yet I find myself wondering why animals and American television haven’t been even better friends.
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Antenna’s Summer Slowdown

June 23, 2010
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Antenna’s Summer Slowdown

For the next several weeks, Antenna will be slowing down to three or four posts per week.
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Damages: A Tale of Two Women

June 21, 2010
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<i>Damages</i>: A Tale of Two Women

Taking power away from a man is a dangerous thing. Or so says high-stakes attorney Patty Hewes of FX’s Damages.
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What Are You Missing? June 6-June 19

June 20, 2010
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What Are You Missing? June 6-June 19

Ten (or more) media industry stories you might have missed recently.
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The Melancholy of Friday Night Lights

June 19, 2010
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The Melancholy of <i>Friday Night Lights</i>

Friday Night Lights and its viewership seem suddenly caught in a state of nostalgia, uncannily aware of how very much there is to lose, and what has already been lost.
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Live-Tweeting and the Academic Conference

June 18, 2010
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Live-Tweeting and the Academic Conference

Live-tweeting academic conferences is a relatively new phenomenon; as a result, conference participants and coordinators are still working out the kinks.
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The World Waits Anxiously for its Cup to Runneth Over

June 17, 2010
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The World Waits Anxiously for its Cup to Runneth Over

The controversy over the vuvuzelas is a reflection of the larger story here - that there are more ways than ever before to follow and participate in this first World Cup of the social media era.
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Summer Media: The Drive-in Theater

June 16, 2010
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Summer Media: The Drive-in Theater

The second post in our ongoing Summer Media column reflects on how there’s something unique about going to the drive-in, even on bikes. And it’s not just about the blockbuster doubleheader.
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Generation X Has a Midlife Crisis at Midcourt

June 15, 2010
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Generation X Has a Midlife Crisis at Midcourt

The 2010 NBA Finals are seeing generational conflict both on the court and on the sidelines.
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Report from the Fiske Matters Conference

June 14, 2010
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Report from the Fiske Matters Conference

Ten years after John Fiske's retirement from academia, three generations of colleagues and students assess his legacy and ongoing relevance
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Report from GLS 6.0

Report from GLS 6.0

This past week, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted the 6th annual Games+Learning+Society conference, and we were there to cover it.
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The Lingering Power of the Domestic Box Office

June 11, 2010
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The Lingering Power of the Domestic Box Office

International audiences seem to dig Jake Gyllenhaal’s abs more than Americans do – but is that enough to save the Prince of Persia film franchise?
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Glee Club: What a Journey

June 10, 2010
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<i>Glee</i> Club: What a Journey

In the wake of this week's season finale, Antenna's weekly Glee Club contributors offer their take on Glee's first season in a roundtable discussion about the pleasures and limitations of performance, reinvention, and representation.
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