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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

February 17, 2015
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The Walking Deadwood? The Western and the Post-Apocalyptic Tale

Can The Walking Dead be read as an unconscious desire to return to the frontier, or a cautionary warning about the destructive path of the modern world?
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

February 13, 2015
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The Back-story: The Feminist Achievement of Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agent Carter’s has been the center of many feminist critiques since its premiere earlier this year. Some praise the show as a victory for feminists and female fans, since Peggy Carter is the first female protagonist in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe franchise, while others criticize it for its blatantly obvious feminist messages. While I do...
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The More You Know About Cross-Promotion

February 4, 2015
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The More You Know About Cross-Promotion

Was Katy Perry's Super Bowl ride on a star resembling one made famous by a series of 1990s PSAs an example of cross-promotion? We don't know and NBC doesn't care--but the incident tells us something important about the logics of contemporary media industries.
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Colbert’s Public Forum: Will We Meet Again?

December 21, 2014
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Colbert’s Public Forum: Will We Meet Again?

While I’ll miss Colbert’s razor sharp satire, for me the loss of this broad and deep public forum will be harder to bear.
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

November 5, 2014
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Report from NYTVF Digital Day 2014

The New York TV Festival's "Digital Day" makes one wonder just how independent the digital TV landscape is.
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: The rise of Girl Hitler

October 19, 2014
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Season 4: The rise of Girl Hitler

How Korra's move to online streaming mirrors the show's progressively conspicuous forays into interpersonal and sociopolitical depth and complexity.
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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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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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Fall Premieres 2014: ABC

September 24, 2014
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Fall Premieres 2014: ABC

Antenna contributors review ABC's Fall lineup.
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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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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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She’s Just Being Riley: The Sexual Politics of Girl Meets World

July 3, 2014
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She’s Just Being Riley: The Sexual Politics of <i>Girl Meets World</i>

The transition from Boy Meets World to Girl Meets World reflects changes in both the children's television landscape and cultural attitudes toward sexual harassment and girls' sexual autonomy.
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