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Netflix is studying the way its users watch TV–and, yes, they're bingeing.

Netflix is studying the way its users watch TV–and, yes, they're bingeing. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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The way we watch TV is changing - we no longer gather in groups to watch our favorite shows, we watch by ourselves, and we do it in large chunks.  TV has gone from being a bonding activity to a solitary indulgence, and the negative conotation that used to come withn that is going away.

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Emma Thompson calls for more actresses to be cast in male roles - Telegraph

Emma Thompson calls for more actresses to be cast in male roles - Telegraph | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Emma Thompson, the Love Actually actress, would like to see more actresses cast in roles that are traditionally meant for men. ("@BakerStBabes: Via @stuffasdreams. Emma Thompson wants to play Sherlock Holmes.
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This article brings to light an issue in the entertainment industry that most people would not know existed.  Actress Emma Thompson wonders why casting choices for classic tales are not gender-blind in addition to being color-blind.  Today's culture accepts that those portraying famous roles do not have to conform to the original character in terms of race, so why not experiment with actors of different genders playing the roles?

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LaKendra Tookes and Lesile Jones Added to SNL as Writers

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Saturday Night Live is not only adding a new African-American woman to its cast but two to its writers' room as well.
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SNL has been criticized for an issue it had - not including enough Black women in its cast - and is taking strides to remedy that oversight.  Two Black women have been added to SNL's cast, and this serves as a great example of how even though today's culture may not always be diversified, some institutions are making an effort to change their ways.  It's refreshing to see a show that, instead of merely defending itself against criticisms, actually does something to address them.

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'Sister Wives' family wins Utah polygamy lawsuit

'Sister Wives' family wins Utah polygamy lawsuit | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A district judge in Utah ruled Friday that key parts of the state's polygamy laws are unconstitutional, a victory for the Brown family, featured on the TLC reality show 'Sister Wives.' There are an estimated 38,000 fundamentalist Mormons who...
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It is interesting that Utah ruled the ban on polygamy to be unconstitutional not only because it is a belief held by so few in the U.S., but also because of the way in white it came about.  Namely, I do not think that the issue would have been resoluved so quickly if not for the fact that the 'sister wives' mentioned in this article have a TV show of their own.  This was an issue before the show, and it will be an issue when the show is over, but it most likely only was resolved because of pressure resulting from the show's publicity.

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How a London Art Fair Created a Market for Rich People

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Amid the acquisitive swarm at Frieze, there are hints of a rebellion. A. A. Gill reports. (#lulz http://t.co/piBSsyvTRL)
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This article smartly contrasts two differnet art markets - one of traditional art that is tastefully admired and is clearly seen as skillfully created masterpieces.  The other is a hodge-podge of contemporary pieces crowded together in a room where hundreds of people mill through in a mob.  The attendees of both fairs consider what they view art, and they also represent two different cultures of artists.

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Tastefully Offensive on Tumblr, 2013: The Year in Pop Culture by Mario...

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2013: The Year in Pop Culture by Mario Zucca (bigger version) (http://t.co/UMyOJWV1ko 2013: The year in pop culture.)
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So many things - from Arrested Development to Assassin's Creed to Nelson Mandela contribute to our culture, and many of those things are represented in this drawing.

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Netflix is studying the way its users watch TV–and, yes, they're bingeing.

Netflix is studying the way its users watch TV–and, yes, they're bingeing. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
Sara Hilliger's insight:

The way we watch TV is changing - we no longer gather in groups to watch our favorite shows, we watch by ourselves, and we do it in large chunks.  TV has gone from being a bonding activity to a solitary indulgence, and the negative conotation that used to come withn that is going away.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:54 AM


John Jurgensen:  "The streaming video company is releasing data showing that half the users it studied watch an entire season—up to 22 episodes—in one week" ...

Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:25 AM

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