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“Under the Vast Sky”: Cantopop Memories and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

October 16, 2014
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“Under the Vast Sky”: Cantopop Memories and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

Against hegemonic memory-draining statist narratives and corporate projects, the Umbrella Movement is about remembering to struggle, and the struggle to remember.
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Downloading Serial (part 1)

October 13, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 1)

This new form of serialized nonfictional podcasting is both compelling essential listening, and a challenge to our expectations for journalism.
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Debating the Return of Twin Peaks

October 11, 2014
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Debating the Return of <i>Twin Peaks</i>

Amanda Ann Klein makes her case for the prosecution as to why Showtime should leave Twin Peaks alone; Dana Och and Jason Mittell argue for the defense by sharing why they are excited to return to the woods.
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Fall Premieres 2014: The CW

October 9, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: The CW

Antenna contributors review The CW's Fall lineup.
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New York Film Festival, 2014, Part Two: Explicitly, Sex

September 30, 2014
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New York Film Festival, 2014, Part Two: Explicitly, Sex

Part two of this series on the 52nd New York Film Festival focuses on Alain Resnais' Life of Riley, David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, and Abel Ferrera's Pasolini.
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Fall Premieres 2014: Non-Network

September 28, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: Non-Network

Antenna contributors review some of the Fall lineup from cable, satellite, and streaming services.
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#gamergate

September 25, 2014
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#gamergate

The rhetoric of #gamergate co-opts concerns that women and minorities in the industry have raised for years. It has struck a chord now because the industry is changing.
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Fall Premieres 2014: CBS

September 23, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: CBS

Antenna contributors review CBS's Fall lineup.
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New York Film Festival, 2014, Part One: Small Marvels

September 22, 2014
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New York Film Festival, 2014, Part One:  Small Marvels

This year a number of the initial screenings have left me wondering whether they can conceivably get any better.
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Fall Premieres 2014: NBC

September 19, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: NBC

Antenna contributors review NBC's Fall lineup.
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Fall Premieres 2014: FOX

September 19, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: FOX

Antenna contributors review FOX's Fall lineup.
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Antenna’s Pilot Season is Here

September 19, 2014
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Antenna’s Pilot Season is Here

The hub for Antenna fall pilot season reviews.
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The Guardians of Good Taste: Critics and the “Fanboy” Menace

August 5, 2014
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The Guardians of Good Taste: Critics and the “Fanboy” Menace

Why do critics claim that only "fanboys" can make sense of Guardians of the Galaxy?
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Kollecting Kim K. Skills: Kardashianized Celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

July 25, 2014
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Kollecting Kim K. Skills: Kardashianized Celebrity in <i>Kim Kardashian: Hollywood</i>

In the mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the celebrity legitimizes her image while also propagating her brand by redefining fame as an accumulation of skills.
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