Looking at the battle between Hannah and Luke on The Bachelorette, Matthew H. Brittingham examines the complicated intersection of faith and sex in American reality television.Read more
Legitimating/ed Complexity and Religion in The Leftovers
Kiwi Lanier / University of Texas at Austin
Kiwi Lanier examines the ways in which HBO’s The Leftovers allows an audience with waning participation in organized religion to explore a variety of spiritual attitudes and beliefs in a compelling fictional environment.Read more
Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss: (not) responding to the Richard Gere-Shipla Shetty controversy in India
by: Shanti Kumar / University of Texas-Austin
The Indian majority’s non-response to the Gere-Shetty kiss indicates reinforces the notion that diverse cultures in India have known how to live with each other for centuries
by: Tim Anderson / Denison University
How do we cope with the loss of our favorite television shows?
by: Nabil Echchaibi / Indiana University-Bloomington
An examination of Irqa’ TV’s role in the promotion of Islam in a post-9/11 media landscape.
by: John Nguyet Erni / City University of Hong Kong
The first of a three part series on media and warfare from a human rights perspective, this column focuses on defining what media/information intervention is.
by: Mimi White / Northwestern University
An inquiry into the form and function of divinity in Joan of Arcadia.
by: Natalie Cannon, Zak Salih, and Angela Nemecek
HBO’s Carnivale and the valorization of freak culture.
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: Frederick Wasser / Brooklyn College CUNY
The connection between politics and movies is continuous and yet murky…