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Friday, February 20 2015

That’s Entertainment? Sold Into Bondage for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Network and cable programming both demonstrate overwhelming irresponsibility and contradiction concerning depictions of sexual violence and abuse.

Monday, December 1 2014

Clarence Page Provides a Stable Treatise on the Most Hot-Button Issues

In Culture Worrier, Pulitzer Prize Winner Clarence Page tackles a multitude of issues in his intelligent newspaper columns from 1984-2014.

Thursday, October 2 2014

In Defense of, Believe It or Not, TMZ

Regarding the Ray Rice saga, TMZ not only forced the NFL's hand, it put domestic violence back in the spotlight, where it should be.

Thursday, August 28 2014

The World(s) That Video Made

Video Revolutions is a brief, brilliant inquiry into the history of a complex, contested medium.

Wednesday, October 30 2013

Is It Likely That a Seismic Shift Can Occur in Journalism?

Thomas E. Patterson's Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism is a critical reminder that a free press can only work when citizens hold it to high standards.

Thursday, December 20 2012

Like Clockwork: Ritual and Satire in the Age of Mass Shootings

As reports of carnage flashed across conference room TVs, morning chatter grew hushed. The editorial staff wondered how to respond. Do we pull the Batman review that was supposed to run that day? Cancel our coverage of the weekend box office?

Monday, September 5 2011

Show and Tell: On Words and Images in Comics

While there are prose books that use pictures for illustrative purposes, only in comics are stories actively told through both written words and drawn pictures.

Tuesday, August 30 2011

Ernest Hemingway, Reporter

The years spent as a reporter painting the scene in Parisian cafes and on tuna fishing boats in Spain sharpened Ernest Hemingway's ability to carefully, confidently build a story.

Monday, May 9 2011

Selling Sex: The Media, Fantasy, and How I Fell in Love with Britney Spears

It all started when I was in Walgreens buying deodorant and I saw her looking me right in the eye with a glossy glow from the cover of an October 2010 issue of US Weekly.

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