Recent comparisons to the early experience of using an ATM seem to offer quite a bit of potential for describing how we will be buying and watching movies and television shows in the near future.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are a bit of an oddity among the standard awards shows. They don’t have the glamour of the Oscars–though perhaps they do have a higher concentration of movie stars–and following so closely after the Golden…
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
As a fan of musical theater, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the premiere of SMASH, the new NBC drama about the behind-the-scenes adventures of a group of people attempting to open a new musical on Broadway. Though the show is set…
This piece begins a series reflecting on the trials and tribulations of digital pedagogy.
I recently discovered a quirk in my Google news “alert” system: for some serendipitous reason, the system confuses “online privacy” (one of the key terms I’ve selected) with “online piracy” (a term that I did NOT select). Over the past…
Broadcast over Jersey City’s listener-supported radio station WFMU, The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling is what happens when many of commercial radio’s most noxious elements—bizarre callers, comedy routines, running gags, and irascible hosts—transform and coalesce into a singularly entertaining program perfectly calibrated for cult attraction.
Downton Abbey has proved to be a hit for PBS and its cultural significance is evident in the various ways its fans engage with the show and with the past it mediates for us.
The first in our series on awards shows, Matthew Connolly recaps the Golden Globes and considers the duality of their popular function.
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While the actual “Must See TV” branding is all but gone, there remains a specter of legitimation surrounding the evening…at least in the eyes of NBC schedulers.
On Radio is a new Antenna column dedicated to contemporary radio programming and other issues surrounding the medium in all its forms. Here, in the series’ first entry, Andrew Bottomley offers a critical appreciation of the radio feature Radiolab.
With NBC’s Community and ABC’s Cougar Town on hiatus, their respective showrunners’ Twitter accounts become key outlets for implicitly or explicitly encouraging fan involvement and/or activism.
Fantasy football engenders a complex experience of fandom.