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A Look Back At Season 6 Of 'Mad Men' & What May Lie Ahead In The Final Season

A Look Back At Season 6 Of 'Mad Men' & What May Lie Ahead In The Final Season | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The sixth season of AMC's "Mad Men" came to a close Sunday night, wrapping up what has been arguably its most divisive season yet.
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See Mad Men-era Ads From The Pages Of The New York Times--And Help Archive Them

See Mad Men-era Ads From The Pages Of The New York Times--And Help Archive Them | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The Grey Lady uses the "hot or not" model to catalog all the ads in its archives.
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Gia Coppola’s suburban fantasy

Gia Coppola’s suburban fantasy | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Jack Kilmer and new heir to the Coppola throne talk monster cockroaches and her dreamy debut, Palo Alto
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Why is women’s body image anxiety at such devastating levels?

Why is women’s body image anxiety at such devastating levels? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Almost 10 million women in the UK ‘feel depressed’ because of the way they look, according to new research kicking off Body Confidence Week.
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'Orange is the New Black' releases Cookbook

'Orange is the New Black' releases Cookbook | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This is prison food you'd actually want to eat. Abrams, a publisher known for its high-end art books and cookbooks with drool-worthy photos of food, has teamed up with the producers of Netflix's “Orange is the New Black” to create "The Cookbook: Bites, Booze, Secrets, and Stories from Inside the Big House."
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‘The Good Wife’: Being Bad

‘The Good Wife’: Being Bad | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Written by Sarah Smyth.
The Good Wife centralizes the conventionally marginalized wife figure
 
Warning: Contains MAJOR spoilers!
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‘Gone Girl’: How to Create the Perfect Female Villain

‘Gone Girl’: How to Create the Perfect Female Villain | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Alize Emme. 
SPOILER ALERT.
Kudos to the 20th Century Fox exec who decided to market Gone Girl (2014) as a great date movie. This is not a date movie.
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'Gone Girl' And The Feminism Of Its Many "Strong Female Characters" - Forbes

'Gone Girl' And The Feminism Of Its Many "Strong Female Characters" - Forbes | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
There have been so many would-be “think-pieces” about 20th Century Fox’s Gone Girl that I am leery of jumping into the fray.
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Is it time for a Native Bechdel Test?

Is it time for a Native Bechdel Test? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it

 

Three weeks ago*, the MacArthur foundation announced this year’s crop of “genius grant” award winners, which honored the incredible Native feminist and activist Sarah Deer, as well as 20 other amazing (and amazingly diverse) folks. Among that group was Alison Bechdel, a comic artist and author, but more commonly known for her creation of what we now call the “Bechdel Test.”


The Bechdel test is a simple test to evaluate films (and other media) for portrayals of women. To pass the test, a film must have:


1) Two female characters (some variations of the test say that they must have names, which is fair I think)

2) Who talk to each other

3) About something other than a man

 

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Violence Against Indigenous Women: Fun, Sexy, and No Big Deal on the Big Screen

Violence Against Indigenous Women: Fun, Sexy, and No Big Deal on the Big Screen | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Captain Hook kidnaps Tiger Lily in Peter Pan
 
This guest post by Elissa Washuta previously appeared at Racialicious and on her Tumblr and is cross-posted with permission.
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What’s Missing from the ‘Gone Girl’ Debate? Privilege!

What’s Missing from the ‘Gone Girl’ Debate? Privilege! | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This guest post by Natalie Wilson previously appeared in a shorter version at the Ms. Blog and is cross-posted with permission.
WARNING: THIS PIECE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
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Women with Disabilities: The Undiscussed Horror Staple of Female Characters

Women with Disabilities: The Undiscussed Horror Staple of Female Characters | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
“God closed my eyes so I could see only the real Gwynplaine”
 
This guest post by BJ Colangelo previously appeared at her blog Day of the Woman and is cross-posted with permission.
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Peaky Blinders recap: series two, episode two – it's not easy being Tommy Shelby

Peaky Blinders recap: series two, episode two – it's not easy being Tommy Shelby | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
We’re here for the glorious, gaudy trip, and this week there were just enough hints to suggest it’s only going to get wilder from here on in, writes Sarah Hughes
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How Authentic is 'Transparent?' A Transgender Activist on Jeffrey Tambor and ... - Indie Wire

How Authentic is 'Transparent?' A Transgender Activist on Jeffrey Tambor and ... - Indie Wire | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why you should be watching Amazon's "Transparent," but is it the best transgender depiction on television?
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Sexism In Unexpected Places: An Analysis of Country Music Lyrics | Caravel

Sexism In Unexpected Places: An Analysis of Country Music Lyrics | Caravel | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it

The sociology of music is approached from a cultural perspective, meaning sociologists study “issues dealing with subcultures, reproduction of inequality, globalization, identity formation, and social movements” (Dowd 2007: 250). One area of interest for the sociology of music is the organization of music and its mass production in the market (Dowd 2007: 252). This raises the question of what makes for popular music and why. It is also important to study the distribution of songs once they are made and how artists, labels, and producers actually earn money.

 
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How to be a female pop star in 2014 – video

How to be a female pop star in 2014 – video | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Follow Harriet Gibsone's five simple steps to becoming a 'post-feminist' icon
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'Transparent' and 'OITNB' Producers Talk About Authenticity, Trans Writers, And Peeing With the Sound Guy

'Transparent' and 'OITNB' Producers Talk About Authenticity, Trans Writers, And Peeing With the Sound Guy | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Showrunners from 'Transparent,' 'OITNB,' and 'American Horror Story' discuss crafting realistic LGBTQ characters and storylines. 
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The “Blurred Lines” of Body Horror and Rape Culture

The “Blurred Lines” of Body Horror and Rape Culture | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Still from John Carpenter’s The Thing
 
This guest post by BJ Colangelo previously appeared at her blog Day of the Woman and is cross-posted with permission.
Body horror is undoubtedly one of the most complex horror movie subgenres.
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20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
 
This guest post by Soraya Chemaly previously appeared at The Huffington Post and is cross-posted with permission.
A new study, Gender Bias Without Borders, was released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media this recently.
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Can Thom Yorke legitimize BitTorrent? - A.V. Club DC

Can Thom Yorke legitimize BitTorrent? - A.V. Club DC | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
On September 26, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke put out a new solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.
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NME Blogs | How Radiohead Became The Beatles Of The 21st Century

NME Blogs | How Radiohead Became The Beatles Of The 21st Century | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The latest music, band and film blogs from the NME.COM team
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Meg Griffin vs. Tina Belcher: A Feminist’s Take on Beanies and Butts

Meg Griffin vs. Tina Belcher: A Feminist’s Take on Beanies and Butts | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Meg Griffin
Tina Belcher
Written by Erin Tatum. 
One of my favorite things about fall is watching the majority of my favorite shows come back from hiatus. I’ve been a loyal viewer of Fox’s Animation Domination Sunday night lineup for years.
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What “Gone Girl” Is Really About - The New Yorker

What “Gone Girl” Is Really About - The New Yorker | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
David Fincher’s postmodern thriller exposes the irrational side of our fear of coupledom.
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U2 and Thom Yorke: the distribution debate has drowned out the music - The Guardian

U2 and Thom Yorke: the distribution debate has drowned out the music - The Guardian | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The music heavyweights made headlines for offering their albums as downloads – but, asks Myf Warhurst, is anyone actually listening?
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Gone Girl revamps gender stereotypes for the worse

Gone Girl revamps gender stereotypes  for the worse | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Gillian Flynn feels both book and film advance the female cause.
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Peaky Blinders review, episode 2, BBC Two - Telegraph

Peaky Blinders review, episode 2, BBC Two - Telegraph | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Tom Hardy's arrival in the jagged gem of a drama that is Peaky Blinders was a hit, says Sarah Rainey
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