Despite generic familiarity and a solid first season, Hulu’s Battleground has struggled to draw the attention of critics and viewers alike as the site’s first original fictional series.
As we enter the second week of protests, it seems a good time to look back and gain some perspective on the people, places and moments which have placed Wisconsin in the national and international spotlight.
As I have joined in the vibrant, energetic, and peaceful demonstrations against the Budget Repair Bill at the Wisconsin State Capitol, I have been struck by how those demonstrating have constituted a collective identity for themselves as Wisconsinites.
I’m reminded of an argument made by rhetoric scholars Kevin DeLuca and Jennifer Peeples that we need to rethink the notion of the public sphere because so much of our democratic enactments happen not in a sphere, but on what they call the “public screen.”
The protests in Madison have demonstrated forcefully the power of an alternative to the opinion poll, an embodied voice of the people.
Ten years after John Fiske’s retirement from academia, three generations of colleagues and students assess his legacy and ongoing relevance