‘Fun Home’ and Pride

June 17, 2015 nyupressblog 1

—Amber Jamilla Musser On June 7th, 2015, the musical Fun Home emerged triumphant. It won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, and

Book giveaway: Dissent

April 7, 2015 nyupressblog 0

“Temple University historian Young delivers a doorstopper that few readers will ever want to misuse in such a manner; his clear and elegant style and a keen eye for good stories make it a page-turner…Young

Why has TV storytelling become so complex?

March 31, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Jason Mittell [This post originally appeared at The Conversation.] If you watch the season finale of The Walking Dead this Sunday, the story will likely evoke events from previous episodes, while making references to an array of

Maddening pleasures, subsequent silence

March 17, 2015 nyupressblog 5

—Stanley I. Thangaraj March Madness is just kicking off, and ESPN has already predicted that this year’s tournament will see over $9 billion in bets and gambling. From offices to college campuses, March Madness continues

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