Content tagged with "media"

Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era
Book Review
September 20, 2019
167

“The definitive history of Friends, from the spark of and idea, all the way through the current day and the lingering fandom. I read ‘I’ll Be There For You’ last year, but I remember that book as being…”

Greenlights
Book Review
October 16, 2021
302

“I very much regret not getting the audiobook. It would have been spectacular to listen to the author read this. This is a memoir. It was made out to be more than that because (1) the cover is funky,…”

Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades
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Book Review
October 17, 2021
365

“To appreciate this book, I think you need to know who David Steinberg is. I didn’t know who he was. The whole thing didn’t make a lot of sense until I did some research on Steinberg. He’s a Canadian…”

The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself
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Book Review
August 9, 2014
87

“This one was tough. It is exactly as advertised – a detailed historical account of the origins of newspapers, specifically in 14th - 18th century Europe. The problem is, that’s kinda boring. I can’t…”

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
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Book Review
December 22, 2015
111

“I love Mindy Kaling so much, but she’s not nearly as funny in this book. The book is sort of an auto-biography, but not very deep, and with the obvious intent to be more funny than anything else….”

Is This Anything?
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Book Review
March 13, 2022
150

“Here’s the thing to understand: this is 400 pages of Seinfeld’s standup. That’s it. It’s very little more than this. I thought this was an examination of Jerry’s creative process. It’s not at all….”

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
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Book Review
May 30, 2017
127

“A book which counters claims of Left-wing media bias. Chomsky actually claims the media is biased towards big business and government and provides a ‘propaganda model’ which he claims demonstrates it….”

The News: A User's Manual
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Book Review
August 27, 2014
172

“An interesting book which explores how humans react to the news on an emotional/psychological level. It discusses the different types of news: political, economic, disaster, cultural, etc. and how we…”

Processing The News: How People Tame The Information Tide
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Book Review
September 18, 2014
251

“A fascinating book which details an experiment which took place in 1976. Twenty-one subjects in Evanston, Illinois (north of Chicago) were followed for one year. All of the news that was published in…”