After an extensive pre-release campaign, and whole lot of hype, Tron: Legacy opened to a rather disappointing weekend, only generating $44 million at the box office.
Signs of a deep and abiding popular skepticism toward the official conspiracy narrative of the 9/11 attacks continue rhizomically to proliferate through our media culture nearly a decade after the Mother of All Media Events.
I had stopped watching news channels recently, and perhaps I kept watching Survivor because it became a metaphor for the political situation I was trying to avoid.
Media audiences are getting older, the world is getting older, but there are few attempts to explore that in ways that capture both the drama and humor of aging. Here’s one.
If we think of efforts by “American” entities to access “Indian American” spaces of culture, capital labor, and belonging as symptomatic of emergent modalities of the transnational, might we be able to see subtle shifts in the discourse of multiculturalism in the contemporary moment?
Australia’s digital channels pose a threat to the free-to-air channels, so how do the latter fight back?
The most memorable part of being a Maury audience member was learning how the show achieves such a consistently united, cacophonous reaction from its audience: through coaching from the production crew.
As a games studies scholar, I risk my gamer credibility to admit that I have never played a single Zelda title.
Remembering the man Roger Ebert once called “the Olivier of spoofs.”
For me, Jimmy Stewart and my hometown became one. As a teenager, I hated my hometown and small-town life in general. Why on earth would I watch the film on which my town based its image?
Juan Williams, Laura Schlessinger, Lou Dobbs, and Don Imus all used racially insensitive comments to renew flagging careers and reinvent themselves for a changed media environment. It’s rebranding through racism.
Ten (or more) media industry stories you might have missed recently.
Considering the revelations which could emerge from WikiLeaks, news that U.S. Embassy Officials in Canada were vilifying CBC’s fictional programming was…unexpected.
Welcome to our new feature, Late to the Party. Each week, our contributors will consume and report on a canonical or otherwise significant piece of media that they have missed until now. Next up: Kyra Glass von der Osten on Myst.