by Ira Livingston The TV series The West Wing (1999-2006) did some groundwork for the election of Barack Obama in 2008. During the eight long, depressing years of the presidency of George W. Bush, the show kept liberal hope alive that another more progressive future was possible. If you watch it now, it’s embarrassing to see how blatantly the […]
By Damon R. Young for Bunker Bloggers “It is not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, an image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation.” -Walter Benjamin, The […]
When she steps out of the magic circle of comedy here, leaves out the punchline and instead descends into a rant, Gadsby, believes she is leaving a shitty genre behind. But in fact, ‘the love it and leave it’ mode she performs IS the genre.
TV giveth and TV taketh away. Over the course of a few memorable evenings of television viewing recently, millions watched as Arya (Maisie Williams) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendolin Christie) on the final season of Game of Thrones, lost their virginity to men. Meanwhile over on Gentleman Jack, an aristocratic female-bodied lord (played by Suranne […]