Recently, I had cause to revisit Roland Barthes’ book of essays, Mythologies. Barthes examines how seemingly simple thing – a Roman hairdo, for instance, in Julius Caesar – can refer to a bigger idea – that is Roman-ness. Despite the passage of sixty years, Barthes’ approach can be utilized to examine popular cultural products that he would […]
Billy Bush comes forward on Donald Trump and I try to address the confusing actions and messages currently emanating from the White House.
In mocking The Apprentice, Donald Trump is actually injuring a show that one would think he has a vested interest in seeing succeed.
The Reality TV metaphor works here: give us enough footage and we can tell any story that we want. Even if you are completely innocent, the tools Edward Snowden disclosed can be used against you.
It is our fault that Donald Trump was elected. Only the “our” in question includes more than just Reality producers. It includes everyone who has accepted their tiny piece of the pie in exchange for the plutocrats doing whatever they want.
A seasoned Post Production Supervisor speculates on where damning Apprentice footage could be and how it could get leaked.
Dear Apprentice Editors and Producers: I know you. You are the unsung heroes of Reality TV. The people who make sense of the babble sent back by the field.