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the politics of information: who’s watching the watchmen?

I’ve been slowly watching the BBC series Sherlock and he repeatedly expresses a specific frustration: “why don’t people think anymore?” It’s not that people have become entirely unreflective or pathologically incapable of simple neurological functions; what frustrates Sherlock, and myself as well, is that we no longer ask the right questions, if we’re asking at...

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a woman and her truck

What’s being celebrated here? [Woman]? Technology? Masculinity? Bracketing the illusion, that this is a truck commercial, the narrative that ‘Chevy’ chose here is interesting. The idea that Chevy builds ‘tough’ trucks for ‘tough’ people…can’t we easily replace ‘tough’ with ‘masculine’? Ignoring the assumption that Chevy’s  targeting a male audience during the commercial break of a...

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