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Oscars 2014: It’s Time

March 4, 2014
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Oscars 2014: It’s Time

The 2014 Oscar theme may have been “Heroes in Hollywood,” but the narrative that formed was the film industry’s contestable progress and diversity.
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Accessing Beyoncé

December 31, 2013
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Accessing <i>Beyoncé</i>

Though initially met with surprise, the pop star returns to a number of themes with Beyoncé and will again, regardless of how she chooses to distribute them.
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Golden Globes 2013: Going Home With Jodie Foster

January 14, 2013
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Golden Globes 2013: Going Home With Jodie Foster

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's co-hosting of the 2013 Golden Globes was one in a number of prominent moments for women at this year's awards ceremony. Some might be tempted to claim that the event helped raise the banner for women. Not so fast.
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An Absolut Drag

December 31, 2012
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An Absolut <em>Drag</em>

If the development of a symbiotic relationship between actors and products in reality television is the casting director’s responsibility, then who is excluded by Absolut Vodka’s sponsorship of RuPaul's Drag Race?
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“Uhhh…”: Negotiating Tina Belcher’s Sexuality

August 29, 2012
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“Uhhh…”: Negotiating Tina Belcher’s Sexuality

Bob's Burgers' Tina Belcher is arguably the program's breakout character and has the potential to be one of American broadcast television's most subversive girl characters.
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Feminist Media Studies: (In)visible Labor

July 1, 2012
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Feminist Media Studies: (In)visible Labor

Studying representation was my way into media studies. But laborers aren't working from a script and we can't always visualize the lived realities of their work.
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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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Throat Buckles and Nerd Glasses: Performance of White Hipster Celebrity Drag

September 18, 2011
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Throat Buckles and Nerd Glasses: Performance of White Hipster Celebrity Drag

Mediated drag images are often foregrounded, particularly as contemporary scholarship posits how reality television and music video challenge disseminated images of drag through parody and confrontational disregard for societal convention. Until recently, such representations were limited to television, film, and music video. But several drag artists have developed huge followings based on their online...
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