In his third piece on HBO’s The Deuce, Matthew Tchepikova-Treon explores the role of pornography, music, and the female body in the show’s second season.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
by: David Lavery / Middle Tennessee State University
TV’s taking a bad rap within the halls of the academy. Here are a few reasons why it’s not just a “vast wasteland” for the literarily challenged.
by: Natalie Cannon, Zak Salih, and Angela Nemecek
HBO’s Carnivale and the valorization of freak culture.