by Laura Goldblatt

Mad Moon


Disaster and triumph became another set of eventualities, ones that television could help viewers practice, prepare for, and witness, at least through their screens. TV both created its audiences and informed them.

The Fire Next Time


The fire imagery in the Hunger Games films and advertising campaigns recalls the use of self-immolation as a form of political protest.

A Specter Is Haunting Precarity


Is an upper-class student with access to familial resources as precarious as a single mother working at a fast food restaurant laid off for sounding the alarm against sexual harassment at work?