Category Archives: media

How Podcasts Are Democratizing Learning

“In a nation always on the go, it does seem as if the most serious intellectual production and consumption has been confined to the cloisters of higher education, where an elite professoriate soaks in high ideas in paneled seminar rooms safe from the hurly-burly of daily life. But what if a technology was able to […]

How Podcasts Are Democratizing Learning

“In a nation always on the go, it does seem as if the most serious intellectual production and consumption has been confined to the cloisters of higher education, where an elite professoriate soaks in high ideas in paneled seminar rooms safe from the hurly-burly of daily life. But what if a technology was able to […]

Telenovela Actors At Telemundo, Facing Terrible Work Conditions, Finally Unionize

Leading telenovela star Pablo Azar, who led the campaign to join SAG-AFTRA: “Sometimes you shoot 40 scenes in one single day. So it’s very demanding. … Usually you have better conditions in the US than in countries like Mexico, Colombia. But funny enough, for actors it’s backwards. Actors have better working conditions in Mexico than […]

After Huge Outcry, Actor Who Got Paid 1500 Times More Than Michelle Williams For A Post-Spacey Movie Reshoot Donates His Salary

The #TimesUp movement got what founder Amber Tamblyn described as the second donation from a man “in our business” when Mark Wahlberg, who was paid $1.5 million to reshoot the movie All the Money in the World while star Michelle Williams was paid union minimum of $80/day, donated his salary for the movie to the […]

A Chart That Explains Hollywood

“First, men clearly outnumber women four-to-one among producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, and key assistants. Second, every movie or miniseries is essentially a miniature start-up, where predators and jerks can abuse or harass actors and assistants knowing they might never have to work them again after a three-month shoot. Finally, actresses are vulnerable, not only because […]

Logan Paul Is A Huge YouTube Star. After Offensive Video, YouTube Struggles To Respond

YouTube appears to be stepping up its response after it was also widely criticized for its initial statement that it released on the video last week, which read, in part, “YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner.” Many saw the platform as issuing a milquetoast condemnation that did not directly address the […]

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Is ‘A Shallow Look At Race In Rural America

“Now, no movie is one thing. … And so Three Billboards is about grief and anger, parental and police responsibility, truth and reconciliation. But it is also about class and race in rural America – and the levels to which [filmmaker Martin] McDonagh doesn’t actually investigate or interrogate his own storytelling decisions in that regard […]