V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
When educational TV lies
The fact that the vast majority of “reality” TV shows feature very little that could be considered “real” shouldn’t come as much of a revelation to viewers. Faking reality is a full-time business in Hollywood.
V.22 No.29 |
The Daily Word in roll-coaster mishaps, a royal baby and Carlsbad farmers
In the news: Something royal, murder victims in East Cleveland, Texas Giant, recently ousted president of Egypt, Matthew Mares in Los Lunas, 27-year-old Christopher Torres, Carlsbad farmers, If you fake cancer and take $9,000 in donations
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Real vs. Realty
Are we OK with fake TV?
The Internet is all atwitter (and Twitter is all abuzz, I suppose) with the shocking (shocking, I say) news that perhaps reality TV shows aren’t as real as they seem. It came as little surprise to anyone, I assume, earlier this year when it was alleged that “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” reshot several dramatic scenes surrounding Kim’s divorce on a soundstage in Hollywood. And it’s hard to believe that anyone actually thinks anything that runs on truTV is anywhere close to a documentary account. (Pawn shop customers do not attack store owners as often as they do on “Hardcore Pawn.” And the slapstick stupidity of “Operation Repo” is starting to make professional wrestling look like Shakespeare in comparison.) But when a blog called Hooked On Houses spilled the news that HGTV’s “House Hunters” was bogus, the fake poop really hit the ersatz fan.
V.20 No.15 |
Gross Thing For Sale At The Grocery Store #2
Can you imagine the assembly line of despair that produced this monstrosity?
Conor Oberst • singer-songwriter • Jonathan Wilson • Refried Ice Cream at Sunshine Theater
You Are a Badass at Bookworks
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