Channel Surfing

June 2012

Oscar Nominee ‘Incident in New Baghdad’ on Documentary Channel 8 June

Here Ethan McCord reveals further context for the 2007 incident in Baghdad, meaning his own experience with PTSD, and in particular the official response to his efforts to deal with it.


‘Saving Hope’ Premieres on NBC 7 June

Apparently, the in-between world is full of lens flares.


All the Pieces Matter: Ranking the Seasons of ‘The Wire’

Four years after its conclusion, The Wire continues to top best-of lists across internet sites and print magazines alike. And with each season's unique story arc, each viewer is likely to have favorites. Here is but one humble fan's take on each season of one of the greatest feats in television's history.


‘Tales of the Waria’ on Global Voices starting 3 June

The film doesn’t pretend to resolve the tensions between parents and children, Islam and a transgender experience. It does present them in images that are as compelling as they are revealing.


May 2012

‘What Black Men Think’ on Documentary Channel 29 May

“It’s not just a movie, it’s a movement.” Janks Morton’s What Black Men Think works hard to make good on its claim,


‘Jesse Owens’ Premieres on PBS on 5/1

“You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” Jesse Owens’ description of running is surely poetic.


April 2012

Pau Gasol on ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ 17 April

While the piece is focused on Pau's success now and remains consistently upbeat, it does touch -- very briefly -- on what what can happen when players come to the States from elsewhere.


Doctor Who: A Christmas Surprise

Matt Smith gives us all a Yuletide treat as the 11th Doctor returns for a special that's a little more...well, special than previous seasonal outings.


March 2012

Steven Seagal’s ‘True Justice’ Premieres on Reelz Channel 30 March

If he's not quite the same action star as he was, Seagal remains a dominant screen presence, if only because he surrounds himself with much less compelling figures.


Ten Sure Bets for Mad Men, Season Five

With the premiere date for the fifth season of Mad Men rapidly approaching (25 March), it's fun to ponder what will happen...


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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

// Moving Pixels

"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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