Offering first impressions of Narcos, Kristina Busse discusses its layered framing, use of original footage, and language and accent.
The Tudors and Wolf Hall can actually tell us a great deal about how the early modern appears in contemporary popular culture, as well as how we engage with the historical past.
As the Canadian Museum of Civilization transforms into the Canadian Museum of History, it seems that meaningful conversations about historical issues that are actually formative of Canadian culture are less compelling than the $25 million incentive that comes with the tunnel vision of the Ministry of Heritage.
Canada’s sesquicentennial is eagerly anticipated by Canada’s Conservative government, which is planning a series of commemorative events. The trouble is, these events are contrived to commemorate the Conservative government far more than the nation’s glorious (or inglorious) pasts.
By licensing—and disciplining—history, the Assassin’s Creed series seeks to turn cultural capital into gaming capital.
Our third post on New York Film Festival 2012 is a collaboration with the Society for Cineman & Media Studies, and reviews three films from the festival: NO, Ginger and Rosa, and Not Fade Away.
Some of the most compelling episodes of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? are those where relatively little information about a celebrity’s ancestors can be found.
I found myself in Cleveland last week. My friend Amy Rigby, a musician who plies her trade in one of the parallel music industries that I talked about in my recent post about the Grammy Awards, had things to do…
The documentary reality TV series American Pickers and Pawn Stars are two of this summer’s hottest original shows on cable. And yet, how is that shows about collecting really expensive stuff are so popular amidst an economic recession?
Mad Men begs the question of how the 1960s embodied by our characters informs the present world that we now inhabit. What would it mean if we are the inheritors not of only the brave triumphs of the Freedom Riders, but also of the indifference or disinterest of people who felt unaffected by them?