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Yes We Can Remix

Just a quick pointer to that remix of Barack Obama’s New Hampshire primary speech by of the Black Eye Peas and Jesse Dylan and featuring a number of celebrities ranging from Herbie Hancock and Kareem Abdul Jabaar to Scarlett Johanson. According to the ABC News story on the video, and Dylan did not […]

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Saturday Links

Just a few quick links, many of which came out of a very productive phone conversation this morning: Listening to one of the public affairs shows on KEXP this morning, I learned about Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp’s documentary, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, narrated by Sean Penn. […]


Iowa Caucus Narratives

I’ve been spending a lot of time this weekend thinking about my election-themed composition classes and my article on presidential campaign videos, and as a result, I’ve found myself increasingly immersed in and fascinated by the narratives that have spun out of this week’s Iowa caucuses. My interest in these narratives has been informed, in […]

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21 Media Moments in 2007

I usually do a top ten movie list every year, but because my access to new movies is somewhat limited, I decided to follow Michael’s lead and simply do a list of favorite TV shows, movies, web videos, and music from 2007, in no particular order. Like him, I found that many of my “faves” […]

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Wednesday Linkfest

From a Starbucks in Roswell, a half mile from my parents’ house: Via TechPresident (and an email from Kevin Bacon), John Edwards’ latest viral video, which takes on the genre of the fake trailer (“In a world where…”). I’m currently working on an academic article on viral videos and the 2008 Presidential election, and for […]


More Tuesday Links

I have to head out for a meeting shortly, but I just wanted to mention two other (non-strike) links really quickly: First, a book collection to which I contributed a chapter, The Essential Science Fiction Reader, is now showing up on the University Press of Kentucky homepage.  It’s nice to see the collection getting positive […]


Weekend Media Links

I originally planned my previous post on the “art house musical” Once as a links post, but found myself wanting to write in a little more detail about it (hence the introductory rant about not being able to see Sicko). And if you’re one of my Fayetteville readers, go see the film this week–it’s playing […]


Tuesday Media Miscellany

Working on two or three projects at once, which always leaves me scattered. Of course, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably think I’m always scattered. And you’d probably be right. But here are some of the highlights of my recent tours around the web: Hillary Soprano: You’ve probably heard about […]

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Sunday Links

Via Dr. Mabuse, news that the Visible Evidence community now has a list-serv. Visible Evidence is an academic community focused on the study of documentary images. They have an annual conference (next year’s conference will be in Bochum, Germany) and an associated book series published by the University of Minnesota Press. Brian Flemming points to […]

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