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So Much For Subtlety: MTV’s PUSH is the Ultimate in Commercialized Music

July 8, 2012


I’ll admit that I’m slow on the uptake on this one. MTV’s PUSH has been around for a while. The website boasts “former PUSH artists including global superstars like Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and Bruno Mars.” The only part of this whole PUSH thing is that now I have someone to blame for forcing me to […]

Re: Jon Stewart’s Coverage of Occupy Wall Street

October 13, 2011


Following a fairly disappointing segment about the Occupy Wall Street movement, Jon Stewart recently gave the occupiers some decent press. On October 5th, Stewart thoroughly slammed Fox News for the hypocritical coverage the gave to the 99 Percenters. The segment calls out Fox News for championing the Tea Baggers Party for the exact same reasons […]

Occupy Baltimore rejects Sun Reporter

October 3, 2011


At the planning meeting for the Occupy Baltimore event, which is being held to demonstrate solidarity with the Occupy movements internationally, a Baltimore Sun reporter was asked to leave. The reporter was polite enough to announce herself to the facilitation team when she entered. The facilitators then asked for a vote to determine if the […]

Jon Stewart (finally) Covers Occupy Wall Street

October 1, 2011


As the Occupy Wall Street protest stayed strong well through day 12, the public was still waiting for Jon Stewart to comment. It’s not a stretch to think that the socially and politically conscious comedian would support the movement and give it the proper media coverage it deserves. In fact, I personally expected The Daily […]

#occupywallstreet: Beyond police brutality

September 26, 2011


While Occupy Wall Street, a demonstration sparked (but not led by) AdBuster’s Magazine, has been in swing for over a week now, the main stream media only recently began covering the event. And the coverage has been exclusively about the police brutality against the protesters. This subject does warrant serious media attention, since passive protesters […]

Radical (dis)engagement: The Jukebox scene from Y Tu Mama, Tambien

July 23, 2011


For a while I have been fascinated with films that call attention to themselves as films (as opposed to films that seek to mask their history using common techniques like seamless editing and steady camera movement). From watching a smattering of arthouse films that seek to disrupt the linear, totalized narrative by focusing primarily on […]

Punk is Dead: Forgetting our history, forgetting the point

May 9, 2011


The ultimate punk show today would be Steve Ignorant’s band headlining with Leftover Crack as the opener. And in New York last month, this show was a reality. Sadly, due to being a college student, I didn’t have the money for tickets to the “Last Supper Tour” until the show had sold out. Instead I […]