Friday, July 11 2014
Sometimes, reality TV lives up to its name and casts "by the numbers". Most of the time, however, it casts according to race and sexual orientation.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Reality television has come for our children. And there’s not a damned thing we can do about it.
Monday, September 9 2013
As the controversial season of the CBS reality show concludes for the season, it's time to reflect on what we've learned about TV... and ourselves.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Total Divas is WWE's ode to its own misogyny, its glorification of its belief that women are peripheral to real narratives and that women don't deserve the same opportunities as men.
Thursday, August 1 2013
Amid the racist, homophobic and misogynistic hate speech on this season of Big Brother are some other ugly truths that also just won't go away
Monday, July 8 2013
We all have a share in the blame when notorious washed-up reality "stars" turn to support themselves with more, um... adult-oriented career opportunities.
Thursday, April 11 2013
The recent death of a Buckwild cast member serves as a reminder that we have become far too accepting of manufactured truths and sensationalized reality.
Monday, October 8 2012
A Food Network baking competition may have introduced the world to Jillycakes, but Jillian Hopke has a secret recipe for turning her Cupcake Wars victory into even sweeter success.
Monday, September 12 2011
The "rich" and "famous" are NOT like us... at least not on TV. Reality 'stars': Whether we love them or loathe them, if we watch them, they win.
Friday, September 9 2011
Jon Taffer speaks to PopMatters about his strategies, favorite moments from this first season of Bar Rescue, and more. He even tossed in a bartending tip for good measure.