by: Michele Byers / Saint Mary’s University
Durham County (2007) is a hybrid creature–exportable Canadian drama stripped of all national and cultural
markers and defying generic conventions. The six-episode series about a cop and a serial killer competes with the US specialty cable market and is grabbing both audience approval and critical acclaim.
by: Alan McKee / Queensland University of Technology
You want to work in television, do you? These seven steps might prove useful.
by: Jeffrey P. Jones / Old Dominion University
Presidential caricature on television has come a long way from the days of presidential impersonators on late-night talk shows or sketch comedy send-ups on Saturday Night Live. The bookending of the Bush presidency by Comedy Central’s That’s My Bush! and
Lil’ Bush announces a bold new era in the satirization
of a sitting president.
by: Flow Staff
Vote for your favorite comedic and dramatic actors and actresses in Part Two of our Emmy Nominations Poll.
by: Judith Halberstam / University of Southern California
In contemporary animated feature films for kids, a genre I call “pixarvolt,” certain topics which would never ever appear in adult films are central to the success and emotional impact of the narrative.
by: Gareth Palmer / University of Salford
What is talent now? A starry rope-ladder to the celebrity scaffold? Or a gift? You decide…
by: Joan Hawkins / Indiana University, Bloomington
People work long hard hours in multiple jobs to make ends meet, and they frequently have little money left over for the kinds of services that many of us consider essential—services like communication.
by: Raymond Cha / Independent Scholar
Typically, stories covering telecommunications’ complex economic and regulatory issues are fifth-page Business or Technology section news items, if they get mentioned at all. However, when Google weighs in on an issue, the news media perks up.