Finding Justice in Cartel Crew (re-blog)

Recently, I had cause to revisit Roland Barthes’ 1957 book of essays, Mythologies, a study of signifiers and the underlying ideology that such signifiers refer to; and despite the passage of time, his approach still applies today. In his first essay, “The World of Wrestling,” Barthes says that wrestling is not a sport but a…

A Blockchain Reality Television show

I’ve often said on this blog that the lag between social media and traditional broadcasting has created a credibility problem in reality television (and explains streaming’s lack of interest in the docu-soap genre specifically). Spend anytime over at r/BravoRealHousewives/ and you’ll see diehard fans obsess over Instagram posts; then waiting months until the network’s production […]