Scrolling Twitter yesterday, I happened to see the #Emmys trending and thought, “Oh I missed the announcement of the nominees!” As someone who has frequently woken up early in the morning to watch media award nominee announcement ceremonies, that’s a pretty good indicator of how this year’s Emmys seem to hold a little less importance. … More awards for good boys: Emmys
A recent episode of the Slate podcast Working— which showcases interviews with different creative types about their work— features comedy writer and performer Cole Escola. I first noticed Escola in his role in Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s too short lived series Difficult People, and he has gotten more recognition since then but is still … More Cole Escola on Performance, Gender and Fluidity
Since J.K. Rowling has made the news again for hateful comments (which I won’t link to or reproduce here in any form) against trans and non-binary people, I’ve been thinking a lot about fan agency. The Harry Potter universe has grown far beyond Rowling’s original books into one of the most valuable transmedia franchises in … More Fan Agency and the Cancelling of the Author
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