Michael Abernethy
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Michael has been writing for PopMatters since 2000. His primary focus, aside from queer culture, is television reviews and commentary, and his article Male Bashing on TV has been reprinted in two college textbooks. He currently lives in Louisville, KY, and is a Lecturer of Communication Studies at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN. As a teacher, he has an interest in the study of contemporary political rhetoric and argumentation. He and his partner Jim have been living in un-wedded bliss since 1995.

Features // 36 Articles
Columns // 97 Articles
Reviews // 111 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
//Features

The Best of Television Performances of 2012 | 6 Jan 2013 // 5:07 PM

PopMatters highlights some television performers who stood out in 2012, but aren't likely to find themselves among nominees for annual awards.

The Best TV Performances of 2011 | 11 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

For all the high points on TV in 2011, there were also things that bothered me, and not all of them were named Kardashian.

//Columns

What Defines the Line Between Inclusivity and Queerbaiting? | 19 Apr 2017 // 4:00 AM

It was the year of the African American, not the LGBTQ, at the Academy Awards -- we can't have both. Perhaps the new hashtag should be #Oscarsoblackandwhite.

What Are You Laughing At? | 4 Oct 2016 // 9:00 PM

LGBT+ comedians are enjoying enough success to offset the barrage of gay jokes that seek to demean. They have Paul Lynde and Jack "Moms" Mabley to thank.

//Reviews

'Bully' Is Heavy-Handed | 31 Mar 2013 // 9:10 PM

Viewers will walk away emotionally-charged, but not fully educated.

Soaring High, and Beautifully: 'Winged Planet' | 6 Oct 2012 // 2:45 AM

Winged Planet will undoubtedly be hailed for its revolutionary photography and innovative technologies.

//Blogs

100 Essential Directors - Sergei Eisenstein | 2 Sep 2011 // 12:00 AM

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

100 Essential Directors - George Cukor | 30 Aug 2011 // 12:45 AM

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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