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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.


Monday, September 9 2013

‘Big Brother’ Afterthoughts: The Season of the Racists?

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.


Wednesday, June 5 2013

When News Equals Sex!

Rather than moving away from "lookism", we seem to be embracing it. Even in the most unlikely areas.


Monday, June 3 2013

Joss Whedon to Alma Mater: “You Are All Going to Die”

The Buffy creator made some other points, too.


Tuesday, May 7 2013

Who Watches These Things?: An Examination of Daytime TV’s New Era

It's still nearly all talk all the time, but is daytime's audience changing?


Sunday, May 13 2012

Watch It for the Clothes: The Class and Gender Warfare of ‘Gossip Girl’

The past few seasons of Gossip Girl have sent a consistent message to the series' largely female audience: women who attempt to climb the social ladder won't get a happy ending. Even ladies born wearing Prada diapers can expect their share of misery.


Thursday, October 20 2011

The World’s Favourite Parlour Game: The Quite Interesting Brilliance of ‘QI’

We rarely equate television game shows with admirable life philosophies, but the BBC's QI with host Stephen Fry pulls it off by making us think as well as laugh.


Friday, July 15 2011

TV’s Most Memorable Commercials

This year is the 70th anniversary of the first TV commercial, so we cast our glance back at the some of the most memorable ads of all time.


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.


Monday, April 25 2011

‘Campus’ Series Premiere

The new series from the makers of Green Wing feels like comedy by the numbers.


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Grand Theft Auto IV (Reviews) [29.May.08]
‘That Ain’t Right!’ (Columns) [22.Mar.07]
The Sopranos (Reviews) [30.Nov.06]
Television (Reviews) [9.Apr.03]
Television (Reviews) [21.Aug.02]
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