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September 2014

The Class Conciousness of Judge Judy

Judge Judy has been on the air for almost 20 years now, a legacy that continues to be built on the exploitation of others.


August 2014

Supply and Demand Stokes the Fires of the Illicit Press

Tired of the Kardashians and their kind? Sorry, but they are keeping an industry alive.


PopMatters’ 2014 Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays

PopMatters takes a look at Fall 2014's new Tuesday shows that will be competing against TV’s highest-rated series.


July 2014

Every (Not So) Secret Thing: Post-Trauma Witness Interviews

Why is it that broader culture doesn't give victims of disaster and trauma the choice to say "No?"


‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Is a Spark in the Arid Texas Heat

The tech mecca of Dallas gets plenty hot, and as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire attests, the heat is equally matched by tech industry intrigue.


Reality TV’s Enduring Racism (and Other Proclivities)

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.


The Many Faces of Female Friendship in ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.


June 2014

2014 Fall TV Preview: Mondays

We take a look at what new TV series the major networks are offering this fall, starting with the Monday night roster.


‘True Detective’ and the Death of Television Criticism

Something has gone wrong if critics consider True Detective the best that contemporary television has to offer.


The Plight of ‘Secondary Sex’

On TV and in the movies, there's no time after the "first time'".


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