Posts Tagged "print"

Highlights of Bridging Gaps Chat

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Last night, I had the privilege of joining Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) panelists and hosting our inaugural Bridging Gaps Twitter chat! It was 8:30 pm EST. Just wish we met over cocktails at that hour of the night or had morning coffee in Australia¬†/ Asia at that time ūüôā It is with this thought that we started our¬†live public chat¬†and what a powerful and memorable conversation we had! As I posted on Twitter and Instagram, I cannot believe how¬†time¬†flew and there were so many fascinating questions to further consider! You can now visit...

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Centre for Media & Celebrity Studies – 3rd Anniversary News

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Our Advisory Board member Dr Anita Krajnc has been covered in Washington Post, Guardian, CTV, CBC, and Globe and Mail among more international media channels for her ground-breaking work against speciesism and contesting criminalization of her compassion for animals. See details below. As a well-known activist, she has been key to the growth of CMCS since its launch on August 28, 2013. Today, we are 3 years old. We wanted to take this opportunity to say that we are incredibly grateful to all our supporters and sponsors for their contributions to celebrity studies, social issues, and media...

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Fame and the Cities

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

New York City is like a star. It is either hyped or criticized. My experience of NYC was nothing like I thought. It wasn’t the mediated version of Sex and the City which, by the way, I adore.¬†I was¬†fortunate¬†to be in the Upper West Side in between Central Park and Riverside Park that was eclectic, charming, calm, and¬†vibrant¬†at the same time. And it was there that the exciting journey of my debut book Fame in Hollywood North started. After a pre-launch reading of the book at America’s first conference on celebrity culture, it is now being presented at exclusive media events in...

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Critic on the Road

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

What happens when¬†a critic ‚Ä™ is on the road and a well-known producer calls? More coming up¬†on my upcoming blog post! The last 10 days were filled with passionate moments in Toronto, Kingston, and Mississauga. If you are on my Instagram, you will sense how walls move and the stillness of the silence speaks… how nature cannot be stopped and it creeps into our art… There are basic instincts that creep into one’s fame too.¬†The boundary between the extraordinary and ordinary can be fluid. Currently I am finalizing my upcoming book chapter on¬†selfies,¬†celebrity and¬†persona. It...

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Kim or Caitlyn? Breaking Boundaries in Fame

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

A question that often comes to our mind: why is fame an important area to reflect on? For me, fame has had a pervasive presence in how fans engage in pleasures and identification, and in how they develop para-social relations with celebrities. The relationship is both material and symbolic. Fan practices such as circulation and re-mixing of celebrity images and texts have physical components. The practices also reflect and reinforce imaginary relations that hold affective and cultural values While the Kardarshians offer pleasures of hybrid identities, they also silence articulations of and...

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