This Creepy Radio Broadcast Played With the Power of the Medium
Radio dramas became a way for broadcasters to get into the minds of listeners…and to comment on the very influence of radio itself.
Viral Videos and the Presidential Campaign
How do viral videos shape a presidential campaign? How do voters learn to “read” the art and advertisements they are seeing? Learn more from our scholars.
How Disney Movies Teach Straightness
Despite the perils of mistaken identities, evil stepmothers, and cruel curses, in a Disney movie the princess always finds her prince.
Our Long Roanoke Nightmare
The sixth season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story focuses on the mysterious lost colony of Roanoke.
Star Trek’s 50th Star Date Anniversary
September 8 marks the 50th anniversary of the first season of Star Trek, the NBC science-fiction series produced by Gene Roddenberry.
Why We Love to Be Scared
Nearly 1.5 billion tickets to horror movies were sold in 2015 alone. But why do we love being scared so much?
“Stranger Things” and the Psychic Nosebleed
Where did we get the idea that using psychic or telekinetic powers makes a person's nose bleed?
Gene Wilder and the fan letters he got...from Gene Wilder.
The Bloody History of the True Crime Genre
True Crime is having a renaissance with popular TV series and podcasts. But the history of the genre dates back much further.
Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi Olympics
Leni Riefenstahl was the Nazi regime’s most artistic propagandist. She is also remembered for Olympia, her documentary of the 1936 Olympics.