Rookie’s Tavi Gevinson offers a feminist, anti-elitist model of Gramsci’s organic intellectual.
We know there are certain things we must do to achieve tenure and maintain our employment. But we often become so obsessed with this—or the next step up after—that we forget to consider our reasons for going into the field to begin with.
Much as with the celebrated film Showgirls, a lot of reality TV is unintentionally funny, and the comic framings of both shows aim to make you laugh at even the most serious moments.
For many academics, the coming fall television season offers excitement, but also the stress of managing what we watch.
I think this is the essence of Glee’s appeal: It “mashes” together the old and the new, the shallow and the deep, and in the end asks us to appreciate that our lives are much like popular culture.
Life Unexpected isn’t living up to my expectations. I plan on holding my breath for improvement, though–I am hopeful that the network and producers will figure out where they want to go and follow the natural lines of the premise of this story.
I have a long tradition of disliking family sitcoms, reaching all the way back to my adolescence. But this season on TV, I have fallen in love with two “traditional” family sitcoms, both on ABC on Wednesday nights: The Middle and Modern Family.