“The mediums of TV and film are suffering under corporate control, where what is culturally valuable may be stifled for what is monetarily valuable.”
“The desire for virality has led to a breakdown of previously respected boundaries and a disregard for privacy and security.”
The point made by the gap between the professed morality of superheroes and the actuality that lies behind Vought’s branding in The Boys is not particularly subtle or pioneering, but I think it is an important one in the world of parasocial relationships. A parasocial relationship is a one-sided relationship experienced by an audience member with a celebrity or some kind of performer in media.
Although it only ran for a mere two seasons, the short-lived murder-mystery series gained a devoted cult following for its distinctive cinematography and eerie elements. “Twin Peaks” celebrated its 31st anniversary on April 8, and with it, presented the question: Why is TV so obsessed with Dead Girls?
Tracy Deonn is UNC-Chapel Hill royalty. After receiving three degrees from UNC-CH, she featured the university as the setting of her debut novel. “Legendborn” follows 16-year-old Bree Wilson as she navigates the fantastical and not-so-fantastical elements of UNC-CH’s campus.
Antifragile Zine, above all, is a diary for Gen Z, capturing ugly, raw, real adolescence outside of whitewashed mainstream media. Keung and Shipon know from their own experiences as Asian-American artists that mainstream media overlooks marginalized youth’s experiences. Antifragile aims to correct that.
While so many things change, so many things stay the same. We’ve traded knee highs and combat boots for butterfly clips and denim – but the same promoted cultures stay the same.
In a recent interview, Miley Cyrus sat down with Joe Rogan to talk about relationships, drugs, music, celebrity status and mental health. Miley discusses her changing image, specifically in regards to her 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) performance. The discussion highlights the sexism that she faced during filming and her efforts to defend her unique artistic vision.