Jo Piazza
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'If Nuns Ruled the World' Fails to Engage Religion
9 Nov 2014 // 8:05 PM

We learn about some of the aspects of the Catholic Church that these nuns want to change, but what in particular do they want to preserve, besides prayer rituals and a commitment to charity?


Jo Piazza Examines How Celebrity Functions As a Business Model in 'Celebrity, Inc.'
1 Dec 2011 // 10:00 PM

What does a celebrity baby picture have in common with a drug deal? Why is Kim Kardashian ten times richer than Paris Hilton? What’s an Oscar really worth? And why does Charlie Sheen keep “winning”?


New book reveals how big names make big bucks off their fame
16 Feb 2012 // 1:35 AM

PHILADELPHIA — Proponents of capitalism, you’ve got a new idol. And her name is Snooki. Sure, the oft-intoxicated, self-described “meatball” star of MTV’s “Jersey

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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