Fashion Police is a bundle of contradictions—it is both celebratory and critical, sophisticated and vulgar, insightful and adolescent.
“That’s What Lovers Do” finds Treme meditating on what New Orleans means not only locally, but also for those who find themselves elsewhere.
Christine Becker wraps up her reports about British television with a collection of observations.
For many in New Orleans there comes a point when we have to answer a difficult question: is living here worth your life or that of your family? Where do you draw the line? What are you willing to risk, to possibly sacrifice, in order to live in such a magical place?
Glenn Beck’s departure from Fox News does not mean he truly leaves the network. Cable television news has been fundamentally changed as a result of his presence. We look back at Beck’s legacy and what that means for television news.
Christine Becker checks out what was on British terrestrial TV last week and finds death and apples.
Is the comics industry doomed or simply too insular?
The Bruins won the Stanley Cup, in style. So why, as a Vancouver Canucks fan, do I feel more relief than sadness?
Could the demise of so many daytime soaps be causing a return to form for a genre fans have long felt was losing its way? The rapidly changing world of U.S. daytime television has as many highs and lows as a juicy soap storyline these days.
That night Donald told me that music was a character on Treme. That made some sense to me, having argued in the past that product plugging turned commodities into characters on sitcoms. But that was a criticism. How did it work for the culture of jazz on TV exactly?
After all the publicity focused on this “game-changing” episode, what interests me is the following question: is there such a thing as a distinctively Moffat-esque cliffhanger?
Christine Becker assesses the level and regulation of graphic content on British TV (and relays a naughty joke).
Superman is the myth attracting the audience and the property that Time Warner values. But this value diminishes if his story is not told enough, so the trick is to render him inexhaustible, allowing him to be consumed without dying.
This carnival episode, like last year’s, also reminds me of the potential of every Mardi Gras to provide a transcendent collective experience. The heavily cross-cut montage creates a unity across the different stories to create a collective sense.
Christopher Cwynar offers an overview of the Canadian Communication Association’s recent annual conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick.