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Television
Anthologies, 'American Horror Story', and the Disposability of Pulp Storytelling
This show embraced its reputation for the weird and the strange, but it's storytelling methods are among the messiest in television. [25.Feb.15]
'The Jimmy Stewart Show' Emerges from TV's Never-Never Land
This is a traditional family sitcom, which means it's not funny. [24.Feb.15]
Oscar Winner 'Citizenfour' Debuts on HBO Monday 23 February
“The disclosures that Edward Snowden revealed don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself." [23.Feb.15]
PopTalk: The 2015 Academy Award Nominations
By Evan Sawdey and Brice Ezell
PopTalk is a new podcast on PopMatters that casts its gaze on exciting developments in culture and the arts. In this first installment, we examine the 2015 Oscar nominees, and the broken rules of the institution that is the Academy. [20.Feb.15]
PBS Tells August Wilsons Story
By Rob Owen
“Americans collectively know of August Wilson -- they know there’s a Broadway theater named after him -- but you don’t really know the man, you don’t really understand the genius of his work, and this is a great opportunity to share that.” [20.Feb.15]
Reviews
The elements of glorification and exploitation in The Jinx are enough to make one wonder if it supports accused murderer Robert Durst. [09.Feb.15]
Mixed Media
News
By Rob Owen
“Americans collectively know of August Wilson -- they know there’s a Broadway theater named after him -- but you don’t really know the man, you don’t really understand the genius of his work, and this is a great opportunity to share that.” [20.Feb.15]
Features
By Elliot Caroll
The campy Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: 22 years, 22 seasons and two movies in (and a reboot on the way). Why do we love this show? [16.Feb.15]
AC/DC opened the telecast with a song called "Rock or Bust", a prophetic ultimatum that was answered all too quickly by a cavalcade of performers who seemed to be tripping over themselves to see who could be the most uninspiring of them all. [09.Feb.15]
Columns
Canon Fodder
This is a traditional family sitcom, which means it's not funny. [23.Feb.15]
Stars in Our Eyes
We are living in the second Golden Age of Television, and not just because the writing is so good: TV is where we can tune in for real diversity. [18.Feb.15]
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