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Why are sitcom dads still so inept?

Erica Scharrer, University of Massachusetts Amherst From Homer Simpson to Phil Dunphy, sitcom dads have long been known for being bumbling and inept. But it wasn’t...

The strange connection between Bobby Kennedy’s death and Scooby-Doo

Kevin Sandler, Arizona State University Scooby-Doo, one of the most enduring animated characters ever to emerge from U.S. television, celebrates his 50th birthday this month. Created...

3 tips: How to teach children to watch commercials more closely

Sarah Gretter, Michigan State University With all the time that young people spend in front of screens these days – from TVs to laptops, cellphones...

Why are Sinclair’s scripted news segments such a big deal?

Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan On March 31, Deadspin produced a video showing a chorus of local news anchors delivering the exact same scripted speech...

In defense of HBO’s counterfactual ‘Confederate’

Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, Fairfield University In late July, HBO announced its forthcoming alternate history series “Confederate,” a show that will take place in a...

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