APRIL 14 2000 9:30 PM
Luke Skywalker Is Gay?
Fan ction is America's literature of obsession.
By David Plotz
Have you heard the latest dish from Hollywood? On Friends, Monica and Rachel are both
pregnant! Dr. Susan Lewis is returning to E
Music With a Message
As long as there have been social injustices, there
have been people who protest these injustices.
Music has long been an expression of freedom,
peace and justice. Throughout American history,
songs have cried out agai
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2002 AT 4 A.M.
BY R.J. SMITH
In the money scene of
, the young white Detroit rapper Rabbit
Smith (played by young white Detroit rapper Eminem) battles a
When I Reminisce
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2002 AT 4 A.M.
BY JON CARAMANICA
Hip-hop's earliest lms
were almost purely celebratory, showcases for the nascent form and its
liberating effect on its young practitioners. Twenty
HOMEWORK: Intro to Celebrity
Directions: Please read the following excerpts before class. The excerpts are drawn from USC professor
Karen Sternheimers blog and accompanying book on the significance of celebrity culture. We will ex
Can TV Improve Us?
Weve heard it for years: television is bad for us. Maybe instead of
fighting against it, we should be trying to make it better. Some public
health groups have had surprising succ
Grunge Music and Culture
1980s Music Scene
Were all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it,
thats all. - The Breakfast Club
What is their general attitude toward life?
How would you describe their appearan
HOMEWORK: The Post-Racial Revolution Will Be Televised
By John Blake, CNN updated 8:24 AM EDT, Sun March 23, 2014 CNN.com
(CNN) - It's a classic "Star Trek" story people love to tell. When Nichelle Nichols, the African-American ac
Yeezus: Innovative or Simply Another
Example of the Mainstream Aping the
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 AT 3:05 A.M.
BY RYAN LEAS
As you might have notic
I thought they were pulling my leg when they said that one of these
days, pictures are going to be flying through the air youll be able to
- HAL KANTER, Comedy Writer
Television as a means of mass
communication dates back to the 1940s.
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MORE.
APRIL 4 2002 11:00 AM
Confessions of a Spoiler Whore
The pleasures of participatory TV.
By Emily Nussbaum
I know too much. Each Tuesday night, as I scurry to my friends' apartment to watch Buy the
A Somewhat Brief History of Celebrity:
Why are we so drawn to celebrities?
Celebrity stories offer the promise of a better life.
Stories about Hollywood stars sell the industry but also
sell the American Dream itself.
Celebrity stories allow
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Home Beauty.and the Beast of Advertising
Beauty.and the Beast of Advertising
By Jean Kilbourne
"You're a Halston woman from the
A Somewhat Brief History of
Celebrity: anyone who is watched, noticed, and
known by a critical mass of strangers
the state of being known for being known/notoriety,
suggests that one is actively celebrated by the crowd.
The original Latin mea
Chapter 22: ITS AIMED AT KIDS THE
KID IN EVERYBODY
George Lucas, Star Wars and childrens entertainment *
WHEN STAR WARS WAS RELEASED in May 1977, Time magazine hailed it as The
Years Best Movie and characterized the special quality of the film
Influential TV Shows Project
Together with a partner, you are going to research ONE of the influential or iconic tv shows below. You will
have 3 classes in total to research and work on the project. The finished product is due in
Reflective Writing #3
Due Monday 10/18
You may use these writing prompts in a variety of ways. You may choose to answer only one of the prompts.
This may also mean that you choose to focus on one part of the prompt. It is not necessary to address every
How to write a response to films
Why do I have to write about the films I see in class?
Writing is the best way for you to make sense of the films that you see. This is due to the simple fact that
you cant write without thinking! Writing
Halloween in America: Contemporary Customs and Performances
Author(s): Jack Santino
Source: Western Folklore, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 1983), pp. 1-20
Published by: Western States Folklore Society
Stable URL: http:/www.jstor.org/stable/1499461
Music with a Message Protest Music in the late 20th Century & Beyond
Step 1: Choose ONE of the songs below OR select another song which you feel is a modern example of a
protest song. If you choose to come up with your own song, p
1. Study the artifact (advertisement, poster, etc.): Look carefully at its signs, its goals, its meanings. Ask in
a general sense: what is this artifact really trying to sell?
2. Unpack the artifact: identify between four and six signifi
NEWS & POLITICS
Is Protest Music Dead?
Music used to be the dominant voice against war. Now it's easier
to shut up and get paid. What's really going on?
By Jeff Chang / Metro Silicon Valley
April 15, 2002
VH1s TVs Illest Minority Moments
1. What are some of the racial stereotypes depicted on television shows? (LIST)
2. In the post-Civil Rights Era, how did the image of whitey saving the day speak to the needs of Americans at
VH1s NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
1. LIST/DESCRIBE some of the problems/issues occurring in New York in 1977.
a. Where did disco start and what helped it to become big?
b. Describe the goal/atmosphere of Studio 54.