TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

What's Left on the Dial? Alternative TV in the U.S.
Friday, 01 January 2021 09:56

What's Left on the Dial? Alternative TV in the U.S.

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Dennis Broe reviews alternative TV and podcasts in the US. Image above: Amber Ruffin as Melania Trump on Late Night The US election has finally been secured with even Donald Trump tacitly acknowledging that he lost. In the aftermath, the mainstream media has now swung behind Joe Biden and the…
Marginalised and forgotten: indigenous and working-class people in TV series
Monday, 21 December 2020 21:15

Marginalised and forgotten: indigenous and working-class people in TV series

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Dennis Broe reviews TV series that focus on indigenous and working-class themes, including Mystery Road, Don’t Forget The Driver, The Connors, and Superstore. Image above: Aaron Pedersen as Jay Swan in Mystery Road Few series on television focus either on both the earth’s first inhabitants, the indigenous, now mostly quartered…
Coming Undone: The Undoing, Big Sky, The Deceived and the limits of MeToo
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 18 December 2020 08:29

Coming Undone: The Undoing, Big Sky, The Deceived and the limits of MeToo

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Dennis Broe reviews some more series TV, regrets the reactionary and elitist tendencies of some contemporay feminism, and calls us 'to reach across race and class boundaries installed by a capitalist patriarchy'. Image above: Grace’s Manhattan in The Undoing “The rich are different,” said Fitzgerald, in a languishing dreamy tone.…
What’s Left on the Dial? Alternative TV and Podcasts
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 11 December 2020 11:24

What’s Left on the Dial? Alternative TV and Podcasts

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Dennis Broe gives us a guide to some alternative TV media The US election has finally been secured with even Donald Trump tacitly acknowledging that he lost. In the aftermath, the mainstream media has now swung behind Joe Biden and the return to normalcy. The dominant media opposed Trump not…
5G and ‘Biohackers’: Technology Rules Ok! (or does it?)
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:15

5G and ‘Biohackers’: Technology Rules Ok! (or does it?)

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Dennis Broe writes about how 5G technology is designed to make the world safe for capitalist cultures of consumption, and reviews Biohackers There seems to be no questioning the technological imperative. 5G will, when it is fully operative, increase download speeds such that general mobile phone internet activity will be…
‘Vida’ on Starz: Fighting gentrification “But with a little sex”
Friday, 11 September 2020 09:52

‘Vida’ on Starz: Fighting gentrification “But with a little sex”

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Dennis Broe reviews Vida and some other of the latest series on streaming services. Image above:Vida’s Mari (Chelsea Rendon) as neighbourhood activist All over the news today are articles about a new kind of white flight, again as in the 1960s to the suburbs, but this time it is also…
Green Frontier and Wild District: The Bolivarian vs. The Bolsonarian Revolution
Sunday, 16 August 2020 08:30

Green Frontier and Wild District: The Bolivarian vs. The Bolsonarian Revolution

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Dennis Broe reviews Green Frontier and Wild District, two shockingly different approaches to South American struggles for political liberation. The image above is from Green Frontier Two series from Colombia, Green Frontier and Wild District, both Netflix originals and both made by the same production house, Dynamo, stake out the…
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