Archive for February, 2012

Award Winning: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

February 28, 2012
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Award Winning: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

This year posed a strongly economic undercurrent to the Oscar's traditional nostalgia.
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Compulsory Ultrasound Audiences and Feminism

February 27, 2012
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Compulsory Ultrasound Audiences and Feminism

Republican and anti-choice ultrasound bills and laws have justifiably come under fire for being physically invasive, but what they say about women as audiences and as citizens is every bit as disturbing.
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When Finding Feminism Means Creating Your Own Space

February 25, 2012
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When Finding Feminism Means Creating Your Own Space

Finding the feminism in media studies can sometimes mean finding feminism in ourselves and enacting our own agency to make change, no matter how small it may seem.
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Half-time in America

February 17, 2012
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Half-time in America

I love the SuperBowl, but not for the reasons you’d expect. I usually don’t know who’s in it, don’t care who wins it, and don’t watch it. I do, however, love to use it in class when I teach TV Criticism because I’ve found the Super Bowl’s ads are useful texts with which to...
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Finding Feminist Media Studies

February 16, 2012
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Finding Feminist Media Studies

Feminism is not just an approach one might take. It's kind of the point.
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1984 All Over Again: The 2012 Grammy Awards Telecast

February 15, 2012
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1984 All Over Again:  The 2012 Grammy Awards Telecast

I’m going to say this up front: I’m a music snob, and I hate the very idea of the Grammy Awards. If you’re looking for dispassionate analysis, stop reading now.
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The Brotherhood of NBC

February 10, 2012
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The Brotherhood of NBC

When NBC aired its "Brotherhood of Man" promotion before the Super Bowl on Sunday, it provided a useful take on the network's biggest strength...and its potential weakness.
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To Rule the World from the 50-Yard Line

February 8, 2012
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To Rule the World from the 50-Yard Line

What does Madonna’s half-time performance mean?
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Key and Peele: Identity, Shockingly Translated

February 7, 2012
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Key and Peele: Identity, Shockingly Translated

Is Key and Peele tentatively picking up the mantel of satiric sketch comedy that Chappelle abandoned? Why now?
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