TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Reactionary Reflexivity: Sealing the Iron Dome on Media Coverage of Gaza, Part One
Monday, 15 July 2024 16:32

Reactionary Reflexivity: Sealing the Iron Dome on Media Coverage of Gaza, Part One

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Part One of two articles on the modern media, by Dennis Broe. Image above: The New York Times: Is Any of Their News Fit to Print? There was a time, before postmodernism had atrophied and before it simply became a formal textual strategy for ignoring what is going on in…
The Doctor
Tuesday, 04 June 2024 08:35

The Doctor

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While the Doctor became Ncuti Gatwa way back in The Giggle, Ncuti Gatwa only became the Doctor with the Saturday-night debut of this episode. The actor’s abilities have, up until this point, been more or less a matter of faith and guesswork, since the material he’s had to work with…
The Good, the Bad and the (possibly) Interesting: Previews of some Spring global TV series
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 15 April 2024 10:15

The Good, the Bad and the (possibly) Interesting: Previews of some Spring global TV series

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Dennis Broe previews some upcoming TV series. Image above: Machine, now streaming on Arte What follows are a few global series worth watching in the coming months, along with a few not worth watching, and a few that have at least a curiosity quotient. These prereviews are of series at…
The Decline of Streaming Services and the Exploitation of AI for Profit
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 12 April 2024 11:32

The Decline of Streaming Services and the Exploitation of AI for Profit

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Dennis Broe explains the decline in the quality as well as quantity of streamed series, and the exploitative use of Artifical Intelligence by the industry. Photo above: SORA’s “artificial” creation of a walk in Tokyo Last year’s retrenchment in the world of streaming TV is continuing with Netflix holding even…
How to Protest: UK Politics, Press and Propaganda
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 10 April 2024 12:57

How to Protest: UK Politics, Press and Propaganda

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Brett Gregory interviews Giedre Kubiliute, principal author of Protests and the Media: A Critical Event Studies Exploration into the Future of Protest (Routledge, 2024) BG: Hi, my name is Brett Gregory and I'm an associate editor with the UK arts, culture and politics website, Culture Matters. What follows is a…
George Galloway MP: Mainstream Media’s Latest Sacrificial Lamb
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 04 April 2024 09:06

George Galloway MP: Mainstream Media’s Latest Sacrificial Lamb

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Dr. Matt Alford writes about the media campaign against George Galloway In early March, the late night UK comedy show, ‘The Last Leg’, responded to Respect leader George Galloway’s victory in the Rochdale by-election. Presenter Adam Hills called Galloway ‘a professional shit-stirrer … looking mildly more credible than the Monster…
The imperialist problem of '3 Body Problem'
Monday, 01 April 2024 13:10

The imperialist problem of '3 Body Problem'

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Dennis Broe outlines 3 Body Problem’s imperialist problem. Image above: the Chinese Cultural Revolution as a moment of chaos In Culture and Imperialism, Palestinian scholar Edward Said details how the great works of Western literature are part and parcel of the fabric of imperial domination of the West’s, and in…
All Hail The Uni Party: Democans and Republicrats
Thursday, 14 March 2024 13:19

All Hail The Uni Party: Democans and Republicrats

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All Hail the Uni Party: Democans and Republicrats As the range of debate between the two parties in the U.S. shrinks, election season becomes a time of distorting the differences to make it seem there is an actual choice. One of the greatest aids in fostering this delusion is the…
Corporate and alternative media, now and in Los Angeles in the 1950s
Friday, 08 March 2024 12:31

Corporate and alternative media, now and in Los Angeles in the 1950s

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Dennis Broe discusses the opposition between corporate and alternative media, now and in the 1950s. Image above: Charlotta Bass, editor of The California Eagle Today with the wars on Gaza, in the Ukraine, and the possible coming war on China, there is a huge gap between what is being said…
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