Month: May 2013

The Post-Closet Politics of Smash

Love-hated by many Smash fans though he was, the character of Ellis disrupted hegemonic thinking about sexuality by remaining undefined and uninterested in defining — something unfortunately “corrected” in the second and final season.

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Teach Hacks: How to Capture and Save Broadcast

The question I’m often asked by people afraid of the ephemerality of broadcast is: How do I record television? And how do I save what I’ve recorded for posterity? Here are my practical steps with relevant hardware suggestions.

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In the Beginning Was the Word

Recent episodes of Doctor Who and Supernatural take up the narrative of storyteller as God, raising questions about our fascination with the auteur.

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Creating is Collecting

The culture of contemporary baseball card collecting is an excellent example of how creativity can serve as a satisfying replacement for traditional economic incentives.

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