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Center Stage to Center Screen: Live TV Musicals
Examine the rise in live televised productions of musicals and their popularity. NBC’s "The Wiz Live!", "Peter Pan Live!", and Fox’s "Grease: Live" have all aired within the past year and a half. Are these broadcasts marketing ploys, artistic revivals of treasured classics, or simply a chance for those who live far away from the glamour of Broadway to enjoy the live musical experience without breaking the bank?
The Place of Political Cartoons
Examine how the place of political cartoons has shifted in the context of the political landscape. Political cartoons used to be a huge part of news media. While publications like The New Yorker still publish political cartoons daily. They do not carry the same weight they did in the early twentieth century, for example. This can be largely attributed to the shift of consumer’s media focus away from newspapers. Do these cartoons still carry the same integrity and level of social criticism they once did?
"She Does" Podcast
The She Does Podcast features conversations with creative women making their mark in the field of media. The series has showcased creative professionals from various different industries, from Kirsten Lepore who’s written and directed an episode of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Academy Award nominee for Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik, and Mary Coleman, the Senior Development Executive at Pixar Animation Studios.
Note: This podcast is available on iTunes and at shedoespodcast.com
The Museum of Feelings
Glade’s Museum of Feelings is a limited-time exhibit currently open in Manhattan. The Museum is interactive for the patrons who visit, and the exhibit itself is influenced by social media, allowing its light display to serve as a "mood ring" for the city. Looking at the implications of this exhibit would be interesting. This exhibit speaks not only to the way technology and social media is changing how we consume art and media, but how marketing does as well. The museum is not only an artistic experience, but a branded one. Does that impact the validity of the "art"?
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I’m so glad you enjoyed reading. Even researching the lives of people such as Saritjie Baartman is equally fascinating and horrifying.
Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I think a big part in not feeling that guilt from watching the show is watching interviews with the cast first.
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Hey, thanks so much for reading! I would check out Source 2, “Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body” by Rosemarie Thomson.
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Wonderful thought. Thank you so much for reading!
Interesting thought. Not sure if I agree, but it can definitely be argued.