Eleanor Patterson analyzes how the emotional excess of This is Us connects it to historically feminized theorizations of mass culture and melodrama.
by: Aniko Bodroghkozy / University of Virginia
What Over There and the coverage of Cindy Sheehan can tell us about who has a stake in the current war in Iraq.
by: David Golumbia / University of Virginia
David Golumbia takes the Lost discussion one step further.
by: Anna McCarthy / New York University
“Oh my God, didn’t Morgan get pretty?” This was a friend’s response when I asked if he’d seen Laguna Beach, a new MTV reality show billed as “the real Orange County.” He wasn’t actually commenting on a character’s looks. Rather, he was parodying its signature mode of dialogue…