Saturday May 11
TV is a repeats offender
SKY recently announced the launch of a new channel. It is named Jones!, complete with the annoyingly shouty exclamation mark I will henceforth ignore, and will become part of subscribers' basic Sky package from tomorrow.
'Wonder Women' and feminism explored in fun documentary
Heroic myths abound from the distant past to the more recent graphic novels, but while there are a slew of super heroes that have become a part of American pop culture, there are few women and most of them were with pale sidekicks and little more sexual scenery for a teenage boy's fantasy.
Wonder Woman: Warrior princess, feminist icon, now documentary subject
Pop culture critics have been working overtime to parse the deeper significance of male superheroes.
The cyborg next door
In the 1970s, America thrilled to the adventures of Steve Austin in “The Six Million Dollar Man” and Jaime Sommers in “The Bionic Woman.” Well, “thrilled” might be overstating the case, but both shows – “Bionic Woman” was a spin-off of “Six Million Dollar Man” – had ... (more)