Everybody hates Facebook, and other media matters, in Signals & Noise
Congress can't stop making news, movie theaters are doing big business again, and everybody hates Facebook. Must be time to talk about the media again.
Once a month we take up issues and events in the media in the segment Signals & Noise.
Join us for a discussion that can include topics as disparate as video-streaming services and the best Victorian novels.
The "Pick Three" media choices for this month:
- #indigenouspeoplesday on social media
- @Theamericanmoms twins Brittany and andrea Richmond are moms who teach civility and media literacy to kids (https://theamericanmoms.com/).
- The Last Duel by director Ridley Scott, produced other manly epics… Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Nicole Holofcener, true story set in 14th century France about a lady raped by a knight. In medieval Europe rape wasn’t considered a crime against a woman but a crime against her male guardian (https://www.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/the-last-duel).
- Storm Lake at Ashland Independent Film Festival (online Oct 15-21 only) https://www.ashlandfilm.org/
- Succession, season 3 premieres Sunday on HBO (https://www.hbo.com/succession)- a juicy saga of an aging patriarch and his very unpleasant family who are struggling for control of a global media empire. This show really seems to be as a roman a clef on the Murdoch family and News Corp/Fox News.
- Midnight Mass on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/81083626). A fun and dark miniseries that mingles creepy old churches and monsters of various sorts.
A couple of Tik Tok recommendations to get the vaudeville flavor:
- Christopher Ryan Stamey https://www.tiktok.com/discover/christopher-ryan-stamey?
- Shiadanni https://www.tiktok.com/@shiadanni?
- Ghosthoney https://www.tiktok.com/@ghosthoney?