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Bro-Friendly Fandom: The Blue Mountain State Kickstarter

April 16, 2014
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Bro-Friendly Fandom: The Blue Mountain State Kickstarter

By leveraging Kickstarter as a safe space for masculinized fan engagement, Blue Mountain State has the potential to live on despite lacking the mainstream coverage, prestige, and formalized fan engagement of its progenitor.
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Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

April 11, 2014
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Colbert’s Move to the Late Show

Risks, rewards, and a pair of empty shoes; how much can his political edge can he retain?
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True Detective’s True Detectives

March 20, 2014
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True Detective’s True Detectives

What I am interested here is the audience of forensic textual foragers that, like the true detectives themselves, followed the scattered bread crumbs that led towards, not the yellow brick road, but the yellow king and the city of Carcosa.
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Exploring True/False

March 18, 2014
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Exploring True/False

Each winter, as February becomes March, Columbia, Missouri transforms itself into a grand stage for the True/False film fest, a four-day international nonfiction film festival.
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Amazon’s Betas: From the Valley to the City

December 23, 2013
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Amazon’s Betas: From the Valley to the City

Space is not neutral, especially the mobile app world in San Francisco.
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Fordian Slip: On the Mayor Rob Ford Scandal

December 13, 2013
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Fordian Slip: On the Mayor Rob Ford Scandal

The underlying discourse of the interview is that media scrutiny and critique is the modus operandi of liberal/leftist/elitists. But who, exactly, are the elitists?
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Rethinking Media Distribution

November 20, 2013
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Rethinking Media Distribution

Chuck Tryon discusses Jeff Ulin's latest book on media distribution, focusing on temporal and spatial considerations in a global, digital marketplace.
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Is Orange the New Television?

October 22, 2013
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Is <i>Orange</i> the New Television?

The success of Netflix's original series Orange is the New Black says something about our culture’s readiness for complex, sexually diverse female characters.
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Fall Premieres 2013: The CW

October 5, 2013
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Fall Premieres 2013: The CW

Antenna contributors review the new fall series from everyone's favorite pretend broadcast network.
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Breaking Bad Breakdown: Deserving Denouement

September 30, 2013
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<i>Breaking Bad</i> Breakdown: Deserving Denouement

What do we want from a finale? Should it be a spectacular episode that serves as the dramatic peak of the series? Should it like any other episode of the series, only more so? Should it be surprising, shocking, or transformative? Or should it offer closure? For me, the main thing that I’m looking...
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Fall Premieres 2013: CBS

September 26, 2013
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Fall Premieres 2013: CBS

Antenna contributors review the new fall series from America's #1 network in total viewers and—in a change—the key demographic.
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Fall Premieres 2013: NBC

September 25, 2013
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Fall Premieres 2013: NBC

Antenna contributors review the new fall series from the peacock network.
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Breaking Bad Breakdown: Exiling Evil

September 23, 2013
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<i>Breaking Bad</i> Breakdown: Exiling Evil

Dots are connected and characters suffer, setting up what is sure to be a heartwarming series finale.
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Breaking Bad Breakdown: Exploding Emotion

September 16, 2013
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<i>Breaking Bad</i> Breakdown: Exploding Emotion

Still recovering from this week's emotional devastation, but Jason Mittell works through the carnage with an extra-long post.
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Breaking Bad Breakdown: Peaking Plot

September 9, 2013
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<i>Breaking Bad</i> Breakdown: Peaking Plot

Walt and Jesse return to where the series began to stage the program's climactic peak.
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