Tag: politics

The Conflicted Populism of Parks and Recreation

Though widely praised for its political optimism and progressiveness, NBC’s Parks and Recreation also expresses a more complex and pessimistic view about the American voting public.​


Seeing is Disbelieving

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, an unexpected celebrity has emerged – Lydia Callis, a sign language interpreter who appeared on-screen alongside Mayor Bloomberg during his warnings in advance of the hurricane. But Callis, as a visible form of media access, makes it all too clear how access is usually hidden from view.