If Video Killed the Radio Star, What Killed the Video?

  The near-extinction of Blockbuster came as a surprise for many. It wasn’t long ago that “Blockbuster was practically untouchable,” says Jennifer Holt, author of Empires of Entertainment: Media Industries and the Politics of Deregulation, 1980-1996. According to her, it once dominated the home video market, owning 25% of existing video stores and still earning […]

The Magic of Disney

Like many others, I grew up watching Disney films. Year after year I would fall in love with these animated films where magic was real and, sometimes, animals could talk. I would gush over the Disney princesses – even deciding that my favorite princess was Aurora from Sleeping Beauty due to the three fairies watching […]

HBO and Feature Film-quality TV

Back in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s, HBO became a major enemy of the motion picture industry. This was primarily due to the fact that HBO bought the rights to so many films owned by the studios, using the guise of convenience and lower price of subscription television to deliver the films to their viewers. HBO […]

News as it happens

The Gulf War began a new type of war journalism. CNN were not only the first 24-hour news channel, but also had 24-hour war journalists. This changed journalism, and started an ever increasing expectation to get news as it happens. This not only reached the American audience, but CNN’s coverage of the war was sent […]

Will HBO Dominate Film and Cable TV?

In regards to watching shows these days, a common question heard amongst adolescents is, “Do you have HBO?” (And if so, can I have your password?) I too am guilty of asking a few of my friends this because of my “dire need” to watch The Wire, Sex and the City, or Westworld. I must […]

The Rooster Teeth Podcast was created in late 2008 under the original name, “Drunk Tank”.  Since its creation, The RT Podcast has recorded 451 episodes and counting. Every episode is between 1- 2 hours and has been streamed and recorded in an audio-only format but, every episode after number 99 has also had recorded video. […]

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Not all Urban Legends are Just Stories

Have you ever wondered about the stories and myths we hear all around us? The ones told to us as children or the ones that are spoken only in whispers. “If you see your doppelganger it’s a bad omen” , did you ever wonder about where the phrase “skeletons in the closet”  comes from? Well Just a […]