by: Sharon Strover / University of Texas at Austin
Our household finally succumbed to the lure of the big flat screen TV. I wonder what we’ve brought into the house that may not be as obvious as the big screen itself.
by: L. S. Kim / University of California, Santa Cruz; UCLA
A prime-time line-up without reality television programming seems a lifetime ago.
by: Eileen R Meehan / Lousiana State University
Behind Van Helsing lurked a scary tale waiting to be told: General Electric’s purchase of Vivendi’s Universal Vivendi Entertainment unit, which made and released Van Helsing.
by: Allison McCracken / DePaul University
With a fall season marked by the popularity of programs entitled Without a Trace and Lost, the importance of loss as a televisual theme seems rather obvious.
by: John Sinclair / Victoria University, Melbourne
At the end of last month, October 2004, Rupert Murdoch won shareholder approval to move News Corporation’s domicile and main stock market listing from Australia to the US.
by: Faye Ginsburg / New York University
It’s one of those unseasonably warm Saturdays in November, a beautiful autumn day in New York City that competes with the films being shown in darkened rooms during the annual Margaret Mead Film Festival.