While we all self-isolate at home, we thought we’d share what movies, shows, and other things we’ve been watching to keep ourselves entertained.
In the recently published collection We Are in Open Circuits, Paik’s prescient critiques of image consumption suggest he probably would’ve been great at Twitter.
The PBS series Family Pictures USA suggests that “sharing photographs reminds us of our common roots and strengthens connections with our friends, families and neighbors.”
The groundbreaking television show’s second season speaks to the immense power of chosen family.
The Weekly, the paper’s documentary venture with FX, is well made but overly reliant on “Truth” branding.
Tonight’s episode, “Waiting for the Artist,” is the perfect introduction to this odd and wonderful show.
The built environment of the United State was constructed on grand ideas, including parks that inspired morality, towns designed to curb strikes, and homes that offered everyone their own slice of the land.
About halfway through the Jewish Museum’s Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, you can watch a curious short video circa 1952 directed by Sidney Peterson.
CHICAGO — Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once said that television is cool and radio is hot. This isn’t a temperature thing, but rather a classification of media based on the participation it involves from viewers.
Downton Abbey is downsizing — or at least it was, for a hot second. If you’ve been following the post-Edwardian miniseries, you’ll know that the Crawley family, who lives in the show’s eponymous grand estate house, was in danger of losing their lavish lifestyle. The show’s patriarch Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham, had made a bad investment in Canadian railway, and now, at the dawn of the 1920s, the family would have to sell the colossal Yorkshire manor and be forced to move into (gasp!) a house staffed by only eight servants. The story line was all-too-neatly wrapped up when Matthew, the newest member of the family, finally agreed to hand over a fortune that came in a recent inheritance to save Downton.
Like the ever-present junkies on the TV show “The Wire,” fans of the acclaimed HBO series can never seem to get enough. Legions of viewers stayed glued to the tangled plot over five seasons — and their cravings were stoked for five years more through blogs, behind-the-scenes books, essays, college courses, and literally hundreds of scholarly articles and reviews. Now, on the show’s 10th anniversary, “The Wire” addicts can score a fresh fix with the arrival of the arch, smart faux-Victorian send-up of the series, Down in the Hole: The Unwired World of H.B. Ogden, by Joy DeLyria and Sean Michael Robinson (PowerHouse Books, 2012), based on a blog that went viral last March.
TV by itself is just so boring these days. With the advent of Twitter and Tumblr, watching real-time events on television (like the presidential debate last night) has become a communal, participatory activity in virtual space. We’ve selected our ten favorite GIFs and memes from the explosion of online creativity last night.