Archive for April, 2011

Parenting Teenage Style

April 29, 2011
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Parenting Teenage Style

It’s not like me to leave new episodes of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant languishing on my DVR, especially the first two episodes of a new season. What can I say? April is the cruelest month.
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The Beastie Boys’ Full Court Media Press

April 28, 2011
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The Beastie Boys’ Full Court Media Press

The Beastie Boys’ new short film “Fight for Your Right Revisited” shows an embracing of virality and a consolidation of the artists' power as producers and directors of music videos.
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Film Your Troubles Away

April 27, 2011
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Film Your Troubles Away

“Wrap your troubles in dreams,” the sign read.
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The Big Easy Returns to the Small Screen

April 20, 2011
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The Big Easy Returns to the Small Screen

David Simon's Treme returns this Sunday for its second season. Antenna will be following all of the action with a weekly column on the program to be published each Wednesday.
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Egregious Product Placement? New Regulations in the UK

April 13, 2011
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Egregious Product Placement? New Regulations in the UK

The UK now allows product placement in television programming, and their regulations on those placements perpetuate a false dichotomy regarding the logics and goals of product integration.
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Great Barbeque, Gigabits, and Google

April 6, 2011
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Great Barbeque, Gigabits, and Google

After sifting though around 1,100 applications and high profile pleas, Google recently picked a site for its 1 Gbps fiber network. And according to Google, Kansas City Kansas beats. . . well, everywhere. Why KCK? And what does this mean for the rest of us?
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The Mad-ness of Precarious Programming?

April 5, 2011
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The Mad-ness of Precarious Programming?

It is no longer impossible to imagine that AMC might move on, leaving its signature show behind.
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April Fools’ Day and the Ghosts of Media Past

April 4, 2011
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April Fools’ Day and the Ghosts of Media Past

On April 1, 2011, several websites joked around with media history.
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