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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

August 14, 2013
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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

This week, Lantern, a search and visualization platform for the Media History Digital Library, reached its first wide public.
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Charlie Chan and Contemporary B-Movie Fandom

January 15, 2011
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Charlie Chan and Contemporary B-Movie Fandom

A controversial new book argues that it’s okay to enjoy Charlie Chan movies.
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Defining Television Studies

January 4, 2011
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Defining Television Studies

How to define television studies? What is television studies and what isn't?
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Your Friendly Neighborhood Araña: The State of Latinidad in Marvel Comics

November 15, 2010
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Your Friendly Neighborhood Araña: The State of Latinidad in Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics has quietly responded to the increased presence of Latinos in America with a corresponding, if tentative, increase in the number of Latino Marvel characters, as epitomized by this week's debut of a new Spider-Girl series starring Puerto Rican Anya Sofia Corazon.
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What Do You Think? The Chilean Mine Rescue

October 15, 2010
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What Do You Think? The Chilean Mine Rescue

The rescue of a group of Chilean miners this week has become a media phenomenon. We want your opinion on it all.
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Men Who Write About Men Who Hate Women

August 9, 2010
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Men Who Write About Men Who Hate Women

Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy is a detailed storyworld in which crimes of sex trafficking, rape, and domestic abuse are acknowledged and exposed, and men who perpetrate violence against women are made to suffer. So, what does this mean for "feminism"?
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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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Over-Seasoning Buffy

March 6, 2010
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Over-Seasoning Buffy

The concept of "the season" simply doesn't translate from TV to comic books.
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Smells Like an Ethnically Divided Teen Star System

January 15, 2010
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Smells Like an Ethnically Divided Teen Star System

The photos of the six actresses, all trumpeted as stars on the verge, were displayed in such a way that Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, who is of partial Filipino, Chinese, and Native American descent, and Zoë Kravitz, daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, were positioned opposite “white” actresses Lily Collins, Isabel Lucas, and...
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And You Thought We Didn’t Care

November 13, 2009
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Last week Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced his intention not to run for reelection (big) if and when a vote is held. This isn't the forum to discuss the political significance of this move, but I thought I'd throw out some quick observations on the international media side of the story.
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