FUTURE TELEVISION: HOW TELEVISION HAS CHANGED OVER TIME

“Where are we going?” it sure has changed From when my mother was a child, to me, to now; television has changed a lot over the past 50 years. When my mother was young she said there only a few channels on television because so much was on the radio. But when I became a child, there were well over 100 hundred, plus the emergence of the internet. But today, there is so much programming that we have to catchRead more

WAKANDA FOREVER: WHAT DOES POSITIVE IMAGES IN MAINSTREAM DO FOR BLACK PEOPLE

“Positive vibes.” black panther Back in the month of February, the movie Black Panther debuted in theaters. And the response since then has been a major cultural push. Not only for the fans of the movie that have kept the Wakanda fun going, but the African American community. That’s right, the Black community, a community that a movie like this was the first of its kind. Why, well, we have never seen an epic action adventure superhero film with aRead more

SELECTIVE SUBJECT MATTER: WHY ARE CERTAIN TOPICS ALRIGHT FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION AND OTHER NOT SO

“What’s ok and what’s not?” topics for talking Have you ever wondered why there are certain topics that you can showcase on television or in film, but when someone else talks about it or another topic people tend to get sensitive? Meaning, if you make a film about being handicap, gay, a certain ethnic group’s struggles, or gender related it’s fine. But the moment a joke is told by a comedian, then the rules change. Who decided that we areRead more

LOST INTENTIONS: WHY THE TELEVISION LOST ITS ORIGINAL USE

“Really, used for learning.” the television When the television was first invented, it was designed to be used as a tool to educate the public. Now, the television is used as a medium to entertain people. And for the longest, the entertainment came from the radio. So how and why did it change over time? Because I think the television can still be used as an educational tool, but we choose not to use it for such method. what haveRead more

ENTERTAINMENT BABYSITTERS: WHY DO WE EXPECT OUR ENTERTAINMENT TO CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN

“They have a job, but not raising our children.” not their parents Whenever I see parents get angry at the celebrities for letting their children down, it always struck me as odd. How did they let your child down? That i your job to let them down in life. If your child’s life crumbles because of the indiscretions of athletes or entertainers, then you as a parent failed somewhere. There is no reason why athletes and entertainers should be theRead more

GIVING STARS AWAY: WHY THE WALK OF FAME IS NOT AS MONUMENTAL AS IT ONCE WERE

“Their value is just not the same.” the walk of fame So many people in American society have always wanted to visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But for the performers that have been immortalized on the walk, it’s something much bigger. Anyone in the arts know that having your name enshrined in the ground in Los Angeles is a big deal. But over the recent years, the value of that has diminished. far from reality No one would haveRead more

ART IMITATING LIFE IMITATING ART: HOW ART IS A REFLECTION OF A WORLD, YET THE WORLD FOLLOWS ARTIST

“They imitate, we follow, they imitate more.” imitation of life When we look at any form of entertainment, we would like to think that a lot of entertainers are original. Yet in reality, we are creating works that is a mere reflection of the world we already live in, that we don’t notice. That is why the work they create resonate so much with us. It’s how you convey art, not trying to more be an inventor, rather an innovator.Read more

INDIE WORLD: WHO WILL BE THE LAST TO STAND

“The last of the Mahicans.” indie In the world of Indie filmmaking, music, theatre, etc., there are so many people out in the world like never before. But the question is how long will these Indies stick around. Because being independent sounds good, until it’s time to make money. Then people would be more than happy to be with a ┬ámajor name behind them. So if it’s so hard for people to push their projects independently, then why are soRead more

ATTENTION SPAN: WHY IT’S SO HARD TO FOCUS ON ONE MEDIUM AT A TIME

“From one device to the next.” devices for viewing As I am writing this article about the attention span of people viewing entertainment, I am currently on multiple devices myself. Why is it, that we cannot focus on one thing at a time? Especially when we are watching or listening to something entertaining. Since coming into the computer lab this morning I have been listening to my music, a two radio shows, and scrolling through my Instagram feed. fighting forRead more

THE AMERICAN BASE IS THE BASE: HOW FOREIGN ENTERTAINERS TRY TO PENETRATE THE AMERICAN MARKET

“Why aren’t they biggest everywhere?” global entertainment The photo at the top of the page is of Latin musicians Daddy Yankee and Fonsi. Now Daddy Yankee is more globally known, but yet Fonsi is a major name as well. But why aren’t they both the same height as a Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, or Pitbull. It’s because breaking into the American market is still a base for breaking into the globe. Doesn’t mean that we are the better nation inRead more