Posts Tagged "Humber News"

Entertainment vs Information in Popular Culture

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

A huge thanks to new readers for joining my social media. Special thanks to Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) media expert and social media manager Christine Bode for her insightful and inspiring comments on the posts always. Gratitude also goes to former CMCS seminar “Moving Forward” panelist and Ryerson University’s Sal Greco for his opinions on my latest interview in Humber News. Here’s what Sal has to say about the Jimmy Kimmel’s Show video that I mentioned in the interview: “Upon seeing the video shown on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, that...

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Interview on Snoop Dogg and the BBC

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

“The mass appeal of a persona or event, such as the Snoop Dogg petition, is based on existing social contexts and not necessarily ‘luck’, as the myth of stardom would confirm. The attention that Snoop Dogg has received is not new. He has already gained visibility: he is a well-known rapper that has extraordinary talent, bizarre impressions, and eccentric looks, while he gives voice to environmental issues and animals in ordinary ways. His famous participation in Jimmy Kimmel Live sketch “Plizzanet Earth” is a good example of this visibility that supports news commodity. What makes this...

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