Roundtables

Living With the Media Industry City

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In this introduction to the second round, Lawrence Webb asks the contributors to consider media industries and the cities they generate from the perspective of those cities' citizens and users

Media Industries and City Branding: A Roundtable

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In the first-round introduction to our new Roundtable, Lawrence Webb uses the example of Amazon HQ2 to ask how urban corporate and residential relocation campaigns illuminate issues of citizenship and city branding, and poses questions to our participants

The Margaret Atwood Renaissance

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In our continuing look back at the year that was 2017, Hunter Vaughan reflects on Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, and popular culture's potential as a tool for social responsibility and engagement.

Naz & Maalik

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Concluding our look back at the year that was 2017, Amy Corbin reflects on the lessons learned from an evening at the cinema, and the audience conversation after a screening of Jay Dockendorf's Naz & Maalik.

Teach Me How to Dougie

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In our ongoing look at the year that was 2017, Nina Cartier calls our attention to a seemingly-ephemeral moment in the wake of one of the year's biggest political surprises, exploring the racial and gender subtext of that time when Doug Jones taught us how to Dougie.

The Punch

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When is a punch more than just a punch? In the next installment of our look back at the year that was, Nathan Holmes reflects on the "important semiotic damage" of a prominent white supremacist getting punched in the face with cameras rolling.