Summer Media

Summer Media: Wet and Wild Amusements

September 6, 2010
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Summer Media: Wet and Wild Amusements

The strange case of the carnivalesque and commercial nature of the modern amusement park.
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Summer Media: American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and Shows About Stuff

August 28, 2010
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Summer Media: <i>American Pickers</i>, <i>Pawn Stars</i>, and Shows About Stuff

The documentary reality TV series American Pickers and Pawn Stars are two of this summer's hottest original shows on cable. And yet, how is that shows about collecting really expensive stuff are so popular amidst an economic recession?
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Summer Media: The Scott Pilgrim Comics Series

August 5, 2010
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Summer Media: The <i>Scott Pilgrim</i> Comics Series

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s indie comedy/action/romance series Scott Pilgrim has cultivated a rabid fanbase quick to shove the first book into the hands of any non-comics reader expressing even the vaguest interest in the medium. As they should. Because it’s glorious.
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Summer Media: My Gallic Season

July 17, 2010
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Summer Media: My Gallic Season

Evan Davis reports from New York City on recent developments in French Cinema.
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Summer Media: Reading Sookie Stackhouse

Summer Media: Reading Sookie Stackhouse

True Blood begins its third season on HBO this summer, but perhaps more fun than catching up on the show's previous seasons is reading the series of novels and short stories on which the show is based.
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Summer Media: Vive le Tour!

June 30, 2010
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Summer Media: Vive le Tour!

July brings with it one of my most cherished media rituals in the form of the exhilarating spectacle of suffering that is the Tour de France.
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Summer Media: River Monsters

June 24, 2010
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Summer Media: <i>River Monsters</i>

One of them belches like Jabba the Hutt when pulled out of water. And yet I find myself wondering why animals and American television haven’t been even better friends.
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Summer Media: The Drive-in Theater

June 16, 2010
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Summer Media: The Drive-in Theater

The second post in our ongoing Summer Media column reflects on how there’s something unique about going to the drive-in, even on bikes. And it’s not just about the blockbuster doubleheader.
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