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The Sound of Gaga: An Oscars Reinvention - Harvard Political Review

The Sound of Gaga: An Oscars Reinvention - Harvard Political Review | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Lady Gaga's latest performance at the 2015 Academy Awards was a reinvention to transcend all previous reinventions.
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Inside your head: conceptual science fiction | Sight & Sound

Inside your head: conceptual science fiction | Sight & Sound | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The term ‘speculative fiction’ has sometimes been used in preference to plain old ‘science fiction’ by defenders of the genre who want it to be taken seriously – the usual term being too readily evocative, for non-adepts, of bug-eyed monsters and Leonard Nimoy’s ears.
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9 Surprisingly Feminist Classic Films, Because Strong Women Have Always ... - Huffington Post

9 Surprisingly Feminist Classic Films, Because Strong Women Have Always ... - Huffington Post | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Ultimately, it's all about taking female strength and purpose seriously. Here are nine classic films which feature strong, complex, well-rounded women....
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A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders,…
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Media, sexism and society

Media, sexism and society | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Although it affects us differently, gender-based discrimination can have an impact on everybody’s life. With February being Violence Prevention Month it’s high time to reflect on gender representation—or lack thereof—in media.

February is one of my favourite months of the year. In the depths of the wintery weather, keeping up with V-Day events around the world warms my feminist heart. V-Day is Feb. 14, and the V-Day movement supports organizers worldwide in spearheading V-Day events in their own communities. Groups in St. John’s have hosted the Vagina Monologues for years now, a production which has garnered much support from communities around the world. A newer event, One Billion Rising, is a campaign that started on Feb. 14, 2012. It is “the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history,” drawing attention to the disturbing fact that one third of women will experience violence and sexual assault in their lifetime.
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‘Selma’ Backlash: Is It a Gender Issue?

‘Selma’ Backlash: Is It a Gender Issue? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This repost by Lauren Byrd appears as part of our theme week on the Academy Awards.
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Hashtags Are Officially #Over. So Now What? - Houston Press (blog)

Hashtags Are Officially #Over. So Now What? - Houston Press (blog) | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The music industry's continuing pursuit of teenagers, seen in the recent trend of hashtagged song titles, could quickly prove #futile.
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Mad Men Will Be Canonized at Museums Across the Country

Mad Men Will Be Canonized at Museums Across the Country | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Don Draper’s gray suit and trademark fedora are headed to the Smithsonian. As part of an ambitious slate of cultural commemorations tied to the end of Mad Men, Vulture has learned that the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History will add Don’s familiar fashion statements — plus his much-used office bar cart — to its permanent collection. In a ceremony planned for March 27, series creator Matthew Weiner will also donate a copy of the script for season-one finale “The Wheel,” including a never-filmed alternate ending. The Smithsonian enshrinement is one of several exhibits, events, and screenings AMC and Mad Men producer Lionsgate have organized as part of an effort to both market the Mad Men farewell season (which kicks off April 5) and position the show for a long and prosperous pop-culture afterlife. “A television series unlike any other deserves a send-off unlike any other,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a press release announcing the network’s plans, which include big events at seven different New York museums and organizations and at least one major exhibit in Los Angeles. Here’s what’s planned so far:
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Malcolm X: Spike Lee's biopic is still absolutely necessary

Malcolm X: Spike Lee's biopic is still absolutely necessary | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The film starring Denzel Washington almost didn’t happen over opposition from the Nation of Islam and a lack of financial backing.
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Where Is the Female Version of ‘Whiplash’?

Where Is the Female Version of ‘Whiplash’? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This repost by Katherine Murray appears as part of our theme week on the Academy Awards.
I’d really like to see more introspective films about the human experience where the humans experiencing things look like me.
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‘Birdman’ Is ‘Black Swan’ for Boys

‘Birdman’ Is ‘Black Swan’ for Boys | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Michael Keaton in Birdman
 
This repost by Robin Hitchcock appears as part of our theme week on the Academy Awards.  
This review contains spoilers for both Birdman and Black Swan.
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Blurred Lines: The Cinematic Appeal of Rape Fantasy

Blurred Lines: The Cinematic Appeal of Rape Fantasy | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Trigger Warning: Detailed discussion of rape apologism (and some explicit reference to Robin Thicke)
The Myth Of Male Power by Warren Farrell (PhD, of course) is arguably the intellectual foundation of Men’s Rights Activism (MRA).
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Radiohead have “changed their method again” for new album sessions - Uncut.co.uk

Radiohead have “changed their method again” for new album sessions - Uncut.co.uk | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has revealed that the group has "changed method again" during sessions for their new album.
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Why ‘The 100′ Is a BFD

Why ‘The 100′ Is a BFD | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Written by Katherine Murray.
Bisexual protagonists, scenes that pass the Bechdel Test, women making choices that drive the action of the story – I’m still the only person who watches The 100, but, boy, do I enjoy it when I do.
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The music industry “on the verge of” making Friday new global release date for ... - Consequence of Sound

The music industry “on the verge of” making Friday new global release date for ... - Consequence of Sound | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Change will go into effect this summer.
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Patricia Arquette dedicates her Oscar speech to women's equality - Fortune

Patricia Arquette dedicates her Oscar speech to women's equality - Fortune | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Arquette demanded equal pay for women during her Best Supporting Actress winning speech—and Meryl Streep loved it.
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Trailer: The Party's Over: Mad Men: Season 7 - YouTube

Mad Men returns April 5th, only on AMC. For more Mad Men videos: http://goo.gl/e772lY. Find out where to watch Mad Men: http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men/wh...
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MAD MEN Season 7 TRAILER | AMC

Mad Med Season 7 Trailer 'The Partys over' - 2015 AMC Series Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=serientrailermp Folgt uns bei Facebook: ...
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WATCH: 'Mad Men' Final Season Teaser Hints at Peggy and Pete

WATCH: 'Mad Men' Final Season Teaser Hints at Peggy and Pete | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
AMC has released its first teaser trailer for the final round of "Mad Men" episodes, set to Diana Ross' "Love Hangover." The glimpses provided in the 30-second trailer seem to imply that balmy Los ...
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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 repost by Alize Emme appears as part of our theme week on the Academy Awards.
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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‘Selma’ Is Now

‘Selma’ Is Now | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
This repost by Nijla Mu’min appears as part of our theme week on the Academy Awards.
Historical dramas often stick to a tried-and-true formula: Important figures face struggles, then they triumph, becoming the great people we know today.
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The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | The Apolitical Party: Noel Gallagher Interviewed

The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | The Apolitical Party: Noel Gallagher Interviewed | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The always quotable High Flying Birds frontman on politics in music, Sleaford Mods and getting pissed with Morrissey. Interview by Jude Rogers
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From vinyl records to toys: the return of analogue products in our digital lives

From vinyl records to toys: the return of analogue products in our digital lives | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
We live in the digital era, yet the desire for tangible, physical objects persists, with companies reporting good sales when they combine the two worlds
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