Despite a rough start to the season, Saturday Night Live continues to be a fascinating case study for understanding American television.
What is the meaning of political bodies in a hypermediated world? If five hundred thousand of my best friends show up and the New York Times doesn’t know how to read us, has Sanity occurred? A report from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
A first-hand account of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s gathering on the National Mall.
Stewart praises Fox News for presenting a clear and simple narrative, and chastises Obama for his lack of the same. Citizens need stories, even in politics. But do they have to be so simple in an age of complexity?