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What’s New in Media Industries? A Revised Edition of Understanding Media Industries

February 2, 2016
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What’s New in Media Industries? A Revised Edition of Understanding Media Industries

What's new in Amanda Lotz and Timothy Havens' Understanding Media Industries 2?
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The Force Re-Awakens: Star Wars, Repetition, and Nostalgia, Part 2

January 6, 2016
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The Force Re-Awakens: Star Wars, Repetition, and Nostalgia, Part 2

In Part 2 of 2, it's asked what repetition or originality even mean in a sequel, and how The Force Awakens is "nostalgic."
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The Force Re-Awakens: Star Wars, Repetition, and Nostalgia, Part 1

January 5, 2016
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The Force Re-Awakens: Star Wars, Repetition, and Nostalgia, Part 1

What's new about The Force Awakens? Amidst criticisms of the film's adherence to A New Hope, is it all just repetition?
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Fall Premieres 2015: Halftime Report

September 29, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: Halftime Report

With 57 reviews of 30 shows so far, what's good and what's not?
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Fall Premieres 2015: ABC

September 23, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: ABC

Antenna's reviewers give A-F grades to ABC
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Fall Premieres 2015: CBS & The CW

September 22, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: CBS & The CW

Antenna's reviewers consider CBS' new shows, none of which miraculously are CSI or NCIS spinoffs, and The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
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Fall Premieres 2015: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

September 19, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Geoffrey Baym, Amber Day, Nicholas Marx, Chuck Tryon and Dannagal Young discuss Stephen Colbert's first week in the new job.
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DC Comics’ Halfhearted Appeal to an Alternate Readership

September 18, 2015
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DC Comics’ Halfhearted Appeal to an Alternate Readership

DC Comics must move beyond its traditional business model if it really wants to attract new readers.
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Fall Premieres 2015: Cable (Reality & Variety)

September 15, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: Cable (Reality & Variety)

Antenna's reviewers address new reality and variety programming from MTV, PBS, Syfy, Lifetime, ABC Family, truTV, Comedy Central, TLC, and Travel Channel
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Fall Premieres 2015: Streaming

September 14, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: Streaming

Antenna's reviewers consider Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Crackle's new original programming
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Fall Premieres 2015: Cable (Scripted)

September 14, 2015
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Fall Premieres 2015: Cable (Scripted)

Antenna's reviewers evaluate the latest scripted offerings from Disney XD, FX, AMC, TNT, PBS, Comedy Central, and IFC
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Antenna’s 2016 US TV Premiere Reviews

September 14, 2015
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Antenna’s 2016 US TV Premiere Reviews

Antenna's Fall pilot/premiere reviews are back. This page can serve as your portal to all reviews
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Magical Realism and Fictional Verisimilitude in Medellín

September 7, 2015
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Magical Realism and Fictional Verisimilitude in Medellín

Offering first impressions of Narcos, Kristina Busse discusses its layered framing, use of original footage, and language and accent.
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Ashley Madison, Rentboy, and Dirty, Dirty Internet Sex

August 31, 2015
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Ashley Madison, Rentboy, and Dirty, Dirty Internet Sex

The Ashley Madison data breach and Rentboy's federally mandated closure underline Americans' ongoing problems with intimacy and digital technology and ultimately function as flare-ups in a perennial debate about whom and how people should desire and be.
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