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Gaming the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Gaming the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Did gaming the O.J. Simpson murder trial allow for deeper conversations about our most hidden emotions, ugliest prejudices, and disturbing desires?

Will Hollywood Finally Recognize the East Asian Male?

Will Hollywood Finally Recognize the East Asian Male?

When Hollywood franchises need East Asian male characters for diversity purposes, their roles are limited to sidekicks or unlikeable men.

Punk Wouldn’t Have Spread So Far Without the Sh*t Media

Punk Wouldn’t Have Spread So Far Without the Sh*t Media

Simultaneously inside and outside by either choice or circumstance, punk has always had paradoxical – sometimes hostile – relations with TV, radio, and the internet.

Did the Pandemic Shutdown Change Hollywood for Good?

Did the Pandemic Shutdown Change Hollywood for Good?

The entertainment industry had to change when COVID-19 closed almost all its operations. Media scholar Kate Fortmueller considers the lasting effect.

What’s So Funny About Tragic Things?

What’s So Funny About Tragic Things?

Scepanski’s Tragedy Plus Time takes a serious look at how comedy and satire in American media make light of dark matters.

Visual Culture’s Power Over You

Visual Culture’s Power Over You

Visual culture is not just ubiquitous, it's also a potent force.

Filmmaker Marlon Riggs Knew That Silence = Death

Filmmaker Marlon Riggs Knew That Silence = Death

In turning the camera on himself, even in his most vulnerable moments as a sick and dying man, filmmaker and activist Marlon Riggs demonstrated the futility of divorcing the personal from the political. These films are available now on OVID TV.

How BTS Always Leave You Wanting More

How BTS Always Leave You Wanting More

K-pop boy band BTS are masterful at creating a separation between their public personas and their private lives. This mythology leaves a void that fans willingly fill.

‘How to Handle a Crowd’ Goes to the Moderators

‘How to Handle a Crowd’ Goes to the Moderators

Anika Gupta's How to Handle a Crowd casts a long-overdue spotlight on the work that goes into making online communities enjoyable and rewarding.

Lerone Bennett, Jr. Wrote Black History into Modern America at Ebony Magazine

Lerone Bennett, Jr. Wrote Black History into Modern America at Ebony Magazine

E. James West's new book explores Lerone Bennett, Jr.'s impact as a popular Black historian. It's a gateway to a body of work that still speaks to Black rage, struggle and hope, yesterday and today.

How the Template for Modern Combat Journalism Developed

How the Template for Modern Combat Journalism Developed

The superbly researched Journalism and the Russo-Japanese War tells readers how Japan pioneered modern techniques of propaganda and censorship.

By the Book: I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music

By the Book: I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music

I'd Fight the World explores the connection between country music and electoral politics, giving us a glimpse into how politicians used celebrity long before the rise of the "movie-actor president" and the "Twitter president".