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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 12 2013

Will Netflix Kill TV?

Netflix is such a beautiful service that it’s terrifying. It’s given us everything we ever wanted, and one day we’ll look back on what a tragedy that was.


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, April 26 2012

In Defense Of… Cutting the Cord on Conventional Cable Television

With more and more websites developing original programming and cable companies raising prices each year, there has never been a better time to turn away from your television and toward your computer.


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.


Wednesday, August 31 2011

Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter’s Quest for Friendship

Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.


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