Month: December 2011

SOPA: Just Say NOPA

Whatever you’ve been doing on the internet in the last few weeks, chances are you ran across something about SOPA. And for good reason—SOPA might just be the most dangerous internet legislation the US government has ever considered.

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Lost and Found Doctor Who: Time-Travelling TV?

The tantalising return of two episodes of early Doctor Who deserves celebration. But perhaps the tempting notion of two cultures or past/present eras of TV deserves a measure of critique.

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In Memoriam: Hal Kanter, the Creator of Julia

The TV series lasted three years and only in its first season did it crack the Nielsen ratings’ top tier.  It has never had much of a presence in the syndication market, doesn’t show up on TV Land, and has…

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Locked In on ESPN

As the lights rose on a recent late night edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, anchors Stuart Scott and Scott van Pelt grinned disingenuously, like desperate salesmen sampling crumb cake before demanding we sign for all eight units. ESPN had just wrapped…

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Ready to Chat?

To minimize the impact of the distance between us when we left graduate school, we committed to a weekly one-hour appointment. Though our weekly chats began as a way to maintain our friendship, they quickly became a way for us to continue to reap the benefits of our supportive work relationship and to navigate the perils of academic life.

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