On the eve of the largest annual gathering of literary studies scholars, a discussion of the presidential theme of this year’s convention with the MLA President who chose that theme.
In the finale episode of “Social Problems,” a (slightly more) optimistic look at the present and future of social media.
As the Elon Musk era at Twitter descends ever further into chaos, we discuss the canaries in the coal mine of surveillance, shadowbanning, algorithmic censorship, and deplatforming: sex workers.
New episode of The American Vandal Podcast inspired by Ian Bogost’s editorial in The Atlantic on “The Age of Social Media is Ending.”
With the end of Twitter seemingly imminent, content moderation and social media expert, Sarah T. Roberts, discusses Elon Musk’s ideology, the labor of social media, and the migration to Mastodon.
Co-authors from Los Angeles Review of Books “Dear Television” section, Aaron Bady & Sarah Mesle join Michelle Chihara & Matt Seybold to discuss HBO’s “House of The Dragons” and much more in the season finale of “HBO: From Pulp To Prestige.”
A ranging conversation inspired by two forthcoming books about genre, work, & visual culture. The authors consider HBO series like “The Baby,” “Barry,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Inspired by HBO shows “Insecure” and “Rap Sh!t,” as well as Yvonne Orji’s new stand-up special and recent Emmy wins for Quinta Brunson’s “Abbott Elementary” and Jerrod Carmichael’s “Rothaniel,” Matt Seybold discusses the often precarious role of Black comic creators with two scholars of race, gender, and comedy in the U.S.
Three scholars reflect back on the pivotal series in HBO’s history.
Apple Podcasts Spotify Resonate Recordings In the same month the merger creating Warner Bros Discovery was finalized, one of the new conglomerate’s subsidiaries, HBO, announced a forthcoming series, run by Nathan Fielder, titled The Rehearsal. The series actually began airing the following Summer, in the midst of tumult at the parent company, epitomized by the unexpected shelving of a big-budget film, Batgirl, and an awkward presentation by WB Discovery CEO, […]