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precarious since 1997 | by maryann johanson

even The New York Times has given up on quality film journalism

Thu Aug 14 2014, 12:44pm | 17 comments

evening clickbait: games for little girls to play at teh sexy; BAFTA voters reward big-budget movies they haven’t seen; Disney helps fracking industry propagandize kids

Sat Jan 11 2014, 01:29am | 9 comments

do you want your ISP to block porn and other “objectionable” content automatically?

Mon Dec 16 2013, 08:19am | 13 comments

my GenX midlife crisis

Mon Aug 19 2013, 11:55pm | 32 comments

Edward Snowden: traitor or hero?

Sat Jun 22 2013, 12:03pm | 6 comments

QOTD: What did you love and hate about the Oscars?

Mon Feb 25 2013, 08:00am | 0 comments

QOTD: Has pop culture given us an unrealistic idea of what a police state looks like?

Wed Feb 13 2013, 10:44am | 0 comments

question of the day: Is our storytelling culture tyrannized by the “happy ending”?

Thu Dec 20 2012, 10:26am | 0 comments

Justin Timberlake, who played that Napster guy in that Facebook movie, is now promoting the new Myspace (and other adventures in social networking)

Tue Sep 25 2012, 11:23pm | 2 comments

question of the weekend: Do you have trouble being alone?

Sat Aug 11 2012, 11:38am | 60 comments

question of the day: What’s your Super Bowl postshow analysis?

Mon Feb 06 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

question of the day: Is “the gaze” (male or female) disempowering for the gazee?

Thu Jan 26 2012, 12:26pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Has there been a person who has powerfully influenced your love of movies or TV?

Fri Nov 25 2011, 09:52am | 0 comments

must reads: “R.I.P., the movie camera: 1888-2011”

Tue Oct 18 2011, 11:07pm | 0 comments

Facebook smears Google; Disney trademarks “Seal Team 6”; men made ‘Bridesmaids’ suck; more: leftover links

Sun May 15 2011, 10:25pm | 0 comments

question of the weekend: Is it okay to celebrate the death of an enemy?

Sat May 07 2011, 11:20am | 0 comments

question of the day: Why are Christian movies so awful?

Wed Apr 13 2011, 10:20am | 0 comments

question of the day: Will future generations understand ‘The Simpsons’?

Tue Mar 15 2011, 11:13am | 0 comments

question of the day: What bits of pop culture are you feeling “iffy” about lately?

Mon Feb 21 2011, 11:30am | 0 comments

what he said: Glenn Greenwald at Salon…

Sat Feb 19 2011, 07:23pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Is what Wikileaks does journalism?

Tue Dec 28 2010, 03:01am | 0 comments

question of the day: Are honorary Oscars bullshit?

Tue Aug 31 2010, 11:31am | 6 comments

yes, Google *is* being evil

Tue Aug 10 2010, 03:25pm | 19 comments

calling bullshit: on Anderson Cooper (and the rest of the corporate media)

Mon Jul 12 2010, 02:01pm | 16 comments

wtf: Katherine Heigl’s ‘Killers’ moron is a “sweetie pie”?

Mon Jun 07 2010, 01:38pm | 10 comments

question of the day: Is Ashton Kutcher the new Clark Gable? And if not, who is?

Mon Jun 07 2010, 11:34am | 18 comments

attention: I am a woman, sorry to disappoint

Tue Dec 15 2009, 12:45am | 51 comments

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