television

The Capitalist Mindwash and Oprah For President

Enough of the rags to riches celebrity graft narrative - Oprah for President? Please, no....

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The Many Uses of Dead Baby Whales

Blue Planet II's weekly reminder that you are a sh*t...

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Entertainment TV and Populist Voters: The (somewhat obvious) Link

People exposed to entertainment television are more likely to vote for populist politicians...

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Can You Die From Watching TV?

Excessive daily TV watching may increase risk of death ...

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Do You Want Shinier Computer Graphics? You Got ‘Em

UCSD technicians unveil new techniques for creating shiny computer graphics for film, games and TV. Report...

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All Wrong: the misguided adventures of an art world hero (Grayson Perry)

The roving potter lines up his newest quaint exhibits: the northern working classes...

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The Damage Television Does to Your Kids: Proven!

Falling TVs causing increasing number of severe neck and head injuries in children ...

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TV at its most cynical. The Magician’s Apprentice (Doctor Who)

Audience figures for Saturday night’s mess are the lowest ever for a Who series opener. You’d think they would have got the hint....

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A Talent Show Without the Talent? X Factor Returns… Again

Even after so many years of being served up candy floss, there are still so many people thinking, in all honesty, that it has something to do with musical talent, vocal prowess or even the nursing of...

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Piling it On : Television and Obese Children

Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese ...

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Charlie Brooker is Rubbish – A Meditation

Brooker’s nosedive into Planet Shite was neither inevitable nor certain. We all get older, but we don’t have to get old....

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Breaking Bad: The Aesthetics of Aspirational Evil

Vince Gilligan has said in interviews that Breaking Bad started as an idea of creating show in which a sympathetic protagonist became a terrifying antagonist. Revisiting the show, this becomes clear....

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Big Bird and Your Brain

Using brain scans of children and adults watching Big Bird on Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children's brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and...

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Television the Drag on the Nation

Television has struggled enormously to cope with the technological paradigm shift of the internet...

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