Can thousands of Wikipedians be wrong? How an attempt to build an online
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SEPTEMBER 2006 ISSUE
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
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
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By Jean Kilbourne
"You're a Halston woman from the
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Why the revolution will not be tweeted.
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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
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MORE.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What it feels like to be the last
generation to remember life
before the internet
August 21, 2014
Michael Harris, the author of "The End of Absence
Celebrity as Brand
Film: The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot - While watching the film, please take notes on the following:
What background or prior experience did members of
the Kennedy family have that made them particularly
Intro to Celebrity/Heroes
Directions: Celebrities have become, if anything, even more prominent in American life since the first fascination
with stars in the 1920s. With a partner, please look through your magazine and do the fol
Celebrity: Where Do You Stand?
1. Americans are celebrity obsessed.
2. Is Americas obsession with celebrities a sign of our collective shallow, commercial nature? Why or
3. Do you think that the abundance of social media
Directions: Please answer questions 1-15 on your own. The rest of the questions you will discuss
in small groups. What is your:
1. Favorite tv show: _
2. Favorite singer/band: _
3. Song you just cant stop singing:
Reflective Writing #7
Due Monday 11/22
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
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.
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