• Photography: Cyril Ely & Anatoly Pavlov

    Artists: Cyril Ely ( Instagram ) & Anatoly Pavlov ( Instagram )   TV was created as a way of delivering a visual signal, but it turned into an instrument for mind manipulating. TV broadcast footage filmed on long exposure is an metaphysical space of impaired information where the sum of its parts is not forming the whole. A diversified flow of movies and programs from different channels leads to desintegration of the viewer’s focus when you can watch for a long time but don’t actually see or remember anything. A random sequence of TV channels’ footage is a metaphor for the mindless consumption born by the broadcasting format overloaded…

  • Burger Records SXSW Hangover Fest V

        We’re all aware how chaotic SXSW can be; with all the day and night parties, free tacos and beer, never enough coffee, and an endless amount of bands to revel in, the idea of a hangover party sounds mighty appealing. Come Sunday, March 19th, Burger Records is celebrating their fifth Hangover Fest at Paper Tiger in San Antonio with a stream of must-see acts on their roster. Taking place on four stages with over forty bands, you’ll want to grab your crew and head on down south for this rager. The lineup boasts performances by headlining acts Temples and Har Mar Superstar, shoegaze and dream-pop gems No Joy…

  • Nickelodeon’s The Orange Years: Not Just Another History Documentary

      For those of us growing up as kids in the 80’s and 90’s, the mention of Nickelodeon brings back a flood of nostalgic memories, from tuning in past our bedtimes to gleefully indulge in SNICK’s late night shows, to having Clarissa explain life’s daily and confusing intricacies to immersing ourselves in Rocko and Heffer’s surreal world. But how did the rise and triumph of this network come to be? For a network that succeeded in touching so many generations and individuals, filmmakers’ Adam Sweeney and Scott Barber aim to explore and dig deep into the heart of Nickelodeon with interviews and stories straight from the mouths of those who…

  • Black Representation Matters

    Illustration by Sonia Margolin   The representation of black people in television, literature, and film has a direct correlation with black activism. These are powerful mediums that can reach wider audiences and convey unique points of view and narratives. There has been a lot of diminutive characterization and misrepresentation of black people. Many studies reveal that these stereotypes can be very harmful for viewers of all ages, especially to the self-esteem of children. There are many overused archetypes on television shows. The roles that are written for black people are very simple, one-dimensional characters with a specific trait or gimmick, often for comedic value. African Americans are rarely ever cast…