Smother Me In Fun (2019/10/02 08:00)
So much media, so little time. Again.
We'll Always Have The Avengers (2019/09/05 08:00)
Ubiquitous cultural things don't thrill me, because they're in no danger of vanishing.
The Same Old New Thing (2019/04/01 08:00)
"We choose virality instead of quality, and equate it to quality because of its resonance."
Now Gaming In A Theater Near You (2019/01/03 08:00)
On Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and interactive fiction as a video platform of the future.
Kid Stuff (2018/10/11 08:00)
On how we've outgrown outgrowing things.
A Second Life On Video (2018/04/21 08:00)
Movies have more second lives than ever, but only because they barely have first ones.
Turn That Damned Thing Off (2017/11/09 08:00)
On the autohypnosis of the boob tube.
57,000 Channels And Still Nothing On (2017/07/27 07:00)
On the "drawbacks to the all-access, all-free world".
The Moral Obligation To Be Creative Dept. (2015/04/28 01:01)
Do people who complain that there's no media for them have a moral obligation to create it?
Fifty Million Elvis Fans Strike Back Dept. (2014/12/12 11:00)
Because if it's popular, it has to be good! Right? Right?
No Analysis Please, We're Audiences Dept. (2014/11/24 10:00)
Analysis is not an assault on the audience's identity.
Honk If You Like Baudelaire Dept. (2014/07/20 10:00)
On media as a water-cooler subject, and how it becomes about everything except itself.
Pounded Out Dept. (2013/10/18 10:00)
When your only marketing system is for marketing blockbusters, what happens to everything that's not a blockbuster?
The Beatings Will Continue Dept. (2013/09/09 10:00)
On the ways violence becomes an aesthetic unto itself in our entertainments.
Nerd Herd Dept. (2013/07/16 01:00)
What constitutes an adult audience in this day and age?
57 Media And Nothing On Dept. (2013/07/05 10:00)
On the video game of the TV series of the movie inspired by the book.
The World Crashes In, Into My Living Room Dept. (2013/05/23 10:00)
Why the pipeline that deliver us the culture we have to live with is failing us.
Waves of the Future Dept. (2013/05/22 10:00)
If SF is "the literature of the future", shouldn't we be using the media of the future to deliver it?
Art Not Artifact Dept. (2013/04/26 11:30)
A book is not just a wad of paper.
Out Of The Vaults And Into Our Hard Drives Dept. (2013/04/06 10:00)
Why I still love me some physical media, even when downloads are that much more convenient.
Medium, Neither Rare Nor Well Done Dept. (2013/03/16 10:00)
They were complaining about the movies being scorched earth in 1937.
Grate [sic] Expectations Dept. (2013/02/07 10:00)
"Half the scores are the reviewers reviewing the game, and half are reviewing their expectations."
Speaking Critically Dept. (2013/01/19 08:46)
Sure, it's a "textually enriching experience" or what have you ... but is it any *good*?
This Is The Show That Never Ends Dept. (2012/12/28 11:45)
Some things can go on forever without becoming interminable. Some can't. Hard to tell which, sometimes.
So Little Time, So Much To Do Dept. (2012/01/27 11:52)
More choices in entertainment means more competition, all against all.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind