Archive for September, 2010

“Listen. Do You Want to Know a Secret?”: Mad Men, Episode 10, “Hands & Knees”

September 29, 2010
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“Listen. Do You Want to Know a Secret?”: Mad Men, Episode 10, “Hands & Knees”

The British invasion of Sterling Cooper at the end of season two has resulted in a noticeably different firm and a noticeably different direction to the series. This has also meant moments of audible change.
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Handle With Care: Computer Games, Noise, and the Fragility of Play

September 27, 2010
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Handle With Care: Computer Games, Noise, and the Fragility of Play

Computer games are noisy because computer game play is fragile; it dissipates far more readily than it coheres.
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What Are You Missing? Sept 12-25

September 26, 2010
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What Are You Missing? Sept 12-25

Ten (or more) media industry stories you might have missed recently.
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – ABC

September 23, 2010
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – ABC

Antenna contributors respond to ABC's fall premieres. Check back as we update over the next week!
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – CBS

September 22, 2010
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – CBS

Antenna contributors respond to CBS's fall premieres. Check back as we update over the next week!
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – NBC

September 22, 2010
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – NBC

Antenna contributors respond to NBC's fall premieres. Check back as we update over the next week!
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – FOX & The CW

September 22, 2010
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UPDATED: Premiere Week 2010 – FOX & The CW

Antenna contributors respond to FOX and The CW's fall premieres. Check back as we update over the next week!
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Peggy’s Social Consciousness: Corporate Culture and Counterculture

September 22, 2010
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Peggy’s Social Consciousness:  Corporate Culture and Counterculture

An intersection of civil rights and women’s rights is woven through this episode about women’s voices.
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Fall Premiere Week With Antenna (or we watch NBC so you don’t have to)

September 21, 2010
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Fall Premiere Week With Antenna (or we watch NBC so you don’t have to)

Join us for Antenna's fall premiere event, beginning tomorrow - our contributors cover every new series premiering on American network television!
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Action Scenes in 1990s Bond Films: A Modest Reply to David Bordwell

September 20, 2010
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Action Scenes in 1990s Bond Films: A Modest Reply to David Bordwell

The action scenes in some Bond films go for "less is more."
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The 2010-2011 Season Primetime Network Draft

September 19, 2010
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The 2010-2011 Season Primetime Network Draft

Why conduct fantasy drafts of professional athletes when you can instead draft the new network television shows?
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A Summer of Over-Hyped Films and Box-Office Duds

September 18, 2010
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A Summer of Over-Hyped Films and Box-Office Duds

Summer 2010 can be summed up in two words for Bollywood watchers - hype and disappointment! With just a few hits, a couple of average earners, and a long list of flops, the industry’s scorecard has been nothing but dismal.
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Tweets of Anarchy: Showrunners on Twitter

September 17, 2010
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Tweets of Anarchy: Showrunners on Twitter

For today's television showrunner, Twitter is simultaneously rife with potential and littered with pitfalls.
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Back to School Fun: FALL TV RETURNS!

September 16, 2010
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Back to School Fun: FALL TV RETURNS!

For many academics, the coming fall television season offers excitement, but also the stress of managing what we watch.
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What the Quran Burning Episode is NOT About

September 15, 2010
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What the Quran Burning Episode is NOT About

As the media hand-wringing continues over whether Rev. Terry Jones's Quran book-burning stunt deserved so much media attention, commentators miss the more important points about this episode and its relationship to contemporary political culture.
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