Recent posts tagged media


2020


The Burden Of Being Enthusiastic

I'm way behind on everything these days, and the biggest reason for that is there's just so much more of everything. But it's no crime to miss out, is it?

2019


Smother Me In Fun

So much media, so little time. Again.

We'll Always Have The Avengers

Ubiquitous cultural things don't thrill me, because they're in no danger of vanishing.

The Same Old New Thing

"We choose virality instead of quality, and equate it to quality because of its resonance."

Now Gaming In A Theater Near You

On Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and interactive fiction as a video platform of the future.

2018


Kid Stuff

On how we've outgrown outgrowing things.

A Second Life On Video

Movies have more second lives than ever, but only because they barely have first ones.

2017


Turn That Damned Thing Off

On the autohypnosis of the boob tube.

57,000 Channels And Still Nothing On

On the "drawbacks to the all-access, all-free world".

2015


The Moral Obligation To Be Creative Dept.

Do people who complain that there's no media for them have a moral obligation to create it?

2014


Fifty Million Elvis Fans Strike Back Dept.

Because if it's popular, it has to be good! Right? Right?

No Analysis Please, We're Audiences Dept.

Analysis is not an assault on the audience's identity.

Honk If You Like Baudelaire Dept.

On media as a water-cooler subject, and how it becomes about everything except itself.

2013


Pounded Out Dept.

When your only marketing system is for marketing blockbusters, what happens to everything that's not a blockbuster?

The Beatings Will Continue Dept.

On the ways violence becomes an aesthetic unto itself in our entertainments.

Nerd Herd Dept.

What constitutes an adult audience in this day and age?

57 Media And Nothing On Dept.

On the video game of the TV series of the movie inspired by the book.

The World Crashes In, Into My Living Room Dept.

Why the pipeline that deliver us the culture we have to live with is failing us.

Waves of the Future Dept.

If SF is "the literature of the future", shouldn't we be using the media of the future to deliver it?

Art Not Artifact Dept.

A book is not just a wad of paper.

Out Of The Vaults And Into Our Hard Drives Dept.

Why I still love me some physical media, even when downloads are that much more convenient.

Medium, Neither Rare Nor Well Done Dept.

They were complaining about the movies being scorched earth in 1937.

Grate [sic] Expectations Dept.

"Half the scores are the reviewers reviewing the game, and half are reviewing their expectations."

Speaking Critically Dept.

Sure, it's a "textually enriching experience" or what have you ... but is it any *good*?

2012


This Is The Show That Never Ends Dept.

Some things can go on forever without becoming interminable. Some can't. Hard to tell which, sometimes.


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