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Cross Platform Project: Perfection is Overrated

Since 1902, the Meredith Corporation has been a powerhouse of publications and media. As it stands, the Des Moines based company is worth 1.47 billion dollars and have holdings in magazines, newspapers, televisions, educational services, and websites. In this post, we are going to evaluate three of their publications and critique them. While they may … Continue reading Cross Platform Project: Perfection is Overrated

The Life and Times of Lucille Ball

I love Lucy! No, that wasn't just a ploy to make a cheap pun. As a young boy, I had a handful of idols that I aspired to model myself after. One was Bette Davis. Another was Dracula (I was a weird kid). But Lucille Ball was everything I wanted to be in terms of … Continue reading The Life and Times of Lucille Ball

Shiki: An Exercise is Realistic Terror

I'm going to say this right now... this is going to hurt. Like, a lot. Shiki is a Japanese horror novel turned Anime that aired in 2010. The story is about a small town in rural Japan named Sotoba, where a series of bizarre deaths occur, coinciding with the arrival of the Kirishiki family who … Continue reading Shiki: An Exercise is Realistic Terror

Nostalgic Nitpicks: End of Evangelion

On the last post, I talked about the groundbreaking Anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, and how it flourished throughout most of its run, but floundered at the ending. The ending added heavy criticisms to the entire franchise. In response to fan and critic reaction. The production company behind the series, Gainax, released a feature film as a sort … Continue reading Nostalgic Nitpicks: End of Evangelion

Nostalgic Nitpicks: Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 1

If you are my age, growing up watching Cartoon Network had an extra perk that other children's television channels' did not possess. While Nickelodeon had its trademark surrealist art style and Disney had its long lasting characters, Cartoon Network decided to import some entertainment from the land of the rising sun. They brought in Anime! … Continue reading Nostalgic Nitpicks: Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 1

Then and Now: American Horror Story

In 2011, Ryan Murphy (creator of Glee and Niptuck) created a breakout hit with an anthology series that meshed original ideas with homages to the genre of horror. American Horror Story has entertained and frightened audiences for 6 seasons now. For the most part, the show has done a lot of good work, while simultaneously keeping its viewership at a … Continue reading Then and Now: American Horror Story

Then and Now: The Ups and Downs of Rupaul’s Drag Race.

Since 2009, Rupaul's Drag Race has propelled the art form of drag(clothing more conventionally worn by the opposite sex, especially women's clothes worn by a man; usually accompanied by performances) in the mainstream. The program has grown to be one of the most popular reality TV shows, and constantly draws good ratings. That being said … Continue reading Then and Now: The Ups and Downs of Rupaul’s Drag Race.

Then and Now: The View

"I've always wanted to do a show with women of different generations, backgrounds and views: a working mother; a professional in her 30s; a young woman just starting out; and then somebody who's done almost everything and will say almost anything ". And in a perfect world, I'd get to join the group whenever I … Continue reading Then and Now: The View

Welcome

Good Evening ladies, gentlemen, and anyone in between. My name is Christopher M Cervantes, an I report the news. I am a Third year student in theUniversity of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I find myself drawn to various social and civil issues, specifically advocating for what … Continue reading Welcome