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‘Must-Watch’ TV and immaterial labor

Sure, we’ve all bought into the ‘New Golden Age of TV’ rhetoric that has come to surround the past 15 years of prestige drama, esp. on premium cable channels like HBO. Yet television, which in my experience at least was mostly associated … Continue reading

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This calls for… bagpipes!

Having rather immodestly started at the top of my list of favorite academics with my requests for blurb endorsements for my forthcoming book, I’ve now received confirmation from Carl Freedman, Timothy Corrigan, and Slavoj Žižek. With endorsements from these three, all … Continue reading

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Summer recess roundup

Having recently struggled and -to some extent- succeeded in reviving my ever-floundering blog, even attracting far more traffic than ever before after writing a post with “nudity” and “Game of Thrones” in its title, it’s now time for a brief … Continue reading

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Everything is *still* a remix

Independent filmmaker Kirby Ferguson has been putting out a series of video essays on different aspects of how everything original is actually recycled from something else. In the first episode of “Everything is a Remix,” he focused mostly on rock … Continue reading

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Run, Tom! Run!

Is Eyes Wide Shut the only Tom Cruise film in which he doesn’t do any running? It seems like in most other movies of his, the poor guy is forever being chased down the street, running from explosions, or else … Continue reading

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Monty Python and the Holy Fight Club

This expertly done little bit of silliness is just impossible to resist on a Friday afternoon: Brad Pitt makes a fantastic Roger the Shrubber! (via BoingBoing)

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Louis CK and the “F-word” in comedy

Having spent some time last night contemplating the surprising amount of homoeroticism in Sergio Leone’s films, I was struck today by this scene from Louis CK’s quietly brilliant comedy show Louie, where a poker game amongst professional comics triggers a … Continue reading

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