So what does Marshall McLuhan have to do with tonight's episode 6.4 of Mad Men? His "medium is the message" was mentioned back in the first season, and his influence has permeated just about every episode, as well it should, since Mad Men is ...―
Tiffany Shlain has done it again. The director of the acclaimed Connected and The Tribe movies has given us another slice of her vision that probes and provokes our understanding as it delights our senses and coaxes our smiles. As is the case ...―
I've seen the first four episodes thus far aired of The Newsroom on HBO, and I think it's the best show on television. ∙ I've heard some people say that The Newsroom, though good, is not in a league with Aaron Sorkin's signature television...―
Emon Hassan's The Third returns with its second episode - "Exits" - this Tuesday, May 1. If ever there was a medium is the message movie, ala Marshall McLuhan, "The Third" would be it (even though McLuhan liked tetrads better than triads). This ...―
It started out just like any other Saturday. Or did it? ∙ Got up, had a light breakfast, slogged it out on the sand dunes at St. Andrews Beach for about an hour, quick shower then hit the newsagent at Rye for the papers. ∙ For those ...―
Looking back at 2011, I would say that it was a great year for documentaries. Here are four that I had the pleasure to see, learned a lot from, and reviewed. They are listed in date order, because ranking them would be apples and oranges. The...―
Well, Dexter weighs in with his take on violent video games in episode 6.10 tonight - namely, Masuka's assistant's creation of a new video game where the player can be a real serial killer. Much to Dexter's discomfort, the list of serial killers...―
With tensions on the rise in Cairo about the upcoming elections, with people out in Tahrir Square menaced by police and authorities, it is all to easy to smugly say thank goodness we don't have it that bad here in New York City, in the United ...―
Dear Jerry - ∙ We met several years ago, when the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University - of which I was then Chair - invited you to give one of our annual lectures about Marshall McLuhan. You and I had the...―
Here is a voicemail from Marshall McLuhan to me, left on what we then called our "answering machine," from August 1978. I had just completed my doctoral dissertation at NYU - but hadn't yet even handed it in to my advisers, Neil Postman and...―
Peter's back in Fringe 4.4 - first in 1950s reality-unsettling ectoplasm, and then, at last, in the flesh. ∙ If the coming attractions for 4.5 are any indication, Peter remembers everything, but Olivia and Walter still do not. In 4.4,...―
Hey everyone! This week (20th May - 26th May) is National Vegetarian Week across the UK. ...
∙ I created this Greek Chicken and Rice Cake Salad recipe as part of the ...
someone got the giggles during his photo shoot~OUTFIT DETAILS~Shirt: Brooks BrothersPants: ...