Month: January 2012

SAG Awards Drink to Scorsese, Celebrate Union Merger

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…

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What has Privacy got to do with SOPA?

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…

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On Radio: “Mirth, Music, and Mayhem”: In Praise of The Best Show on WFMU

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.

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On Radio: Radiolab and the Art of the Modern Radio Feature

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.

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