Saturday 18th November 2017,
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Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

by Heidi Khaled and Brett Bumgarner Two shows, both held together by the common plotline of poop. Valerie Cherish sits down in her trailer with a producer for the HBO series in which she plays a fictionalized version of herself to learn about changes to the script. Valerie’s hairdresser Mickey, however, is loudly defecating in [...]

December 23, 2014 Heidi Khaled Culture, Television and Film Comments Off on Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

Steve Jobs: Simplicity In A Complicated World

Steve Jobs: Simplicity In A Complicated World

Legacies are living things. As the world collectively remembers Steve Jobs, many commentators are already starting to reflect on his impact on global technology and culture. It will take years to fully comprehend what effect Jobs had on the world, and what it all meant. Needless to say, he had an impact. When Jobs passed away, [...]

October 6, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Steve Jobs: Simplicity In A Complicated World

FAME: Kade Style (Anniversary Cut!)

FAME: Kade Style (Anniversary Cut!)

Posted at Gawker; Ronebreak; Crabby; Philebrity; Arthur Kade (with commentary) It’s been one year since Arthur Kade, ex-financier turned cult Philadelphia personality, embarked on his journey to fame! How’s he doing? Certainly, most of my friends still have no clue who he is, but Kade himself says he’s known on every continent on Earth, even [...]

February 26, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 8

Barry Miller, of “Fame” Fame, Decries Fame Today

Barry Miller, of “Fame” Fame, Decries Fame Today

I don’t get too many celebrity commenters on this site — except if you count the president of the American Medical Association. So it’s no surprise that when Barry Miller, known for his star-turn as Ralph Garcy in the original Fame (1980), started commenting anonymously on my blog, I would fail to notice. Miller had a huge [...]

February 12, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 4

Kanye West and the Power of Curating Web Video

Kanye West and the Power of Curating Web Video

Kanye West just made a film career. Let me explain. [...]

December 2, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 4

B. Scott Reimagines Celebrity Online

B. Scott Reimagines Celebrity Online

You’d be hard-pressed to find a web personality more fascinating than the splendiferous, divine B. Scott. Ever since Madison Moore introduced me to the blogger and YouTuber a couple years ago, I’ve been ever more intrigued! Since then, B. Scott’s star has risen. His website has seen its traffic balloon (Compete, Quantcast) and his YouTube [...]

November 23, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 10

Music Video Remakes: The Video!

Music Video Remakes: The Video!

I’ve created a short YouTube in conjunction with my paper on music video remakes and their fair use. Check it out! For my written take on this, see my previous post. [...]

June 20, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 3

Music Video Remakes: Fair Use (!) and History

Music Video Remakes: Fair Use (!) and History

So the following post is a truncated version of a paper I’ve written and plan to submit to conferences and publications soon. For an unrevised draft of the paper, click here. For a playful YouTube video I made on this topic, click here. For non-academics and makers of YouTube and other online video the headline [...]

June 11, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 3

Fame (1980), Fame (2009), and Fame!

Fame (1980), Fame (2009), and Fame!

UPDATE (9/26/10): One year, I decided to check in on Fame‘s B.O., and it looks like it made a killing overseas and pulled in $77 million worldwide, which means it probably broke even and perhaps made a profit. UPDATE (2/12): Click here for a post with comments from Barry Miller, who played Ralph Darcy in [...]

June 3, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 20