"Young people are pretty savvy about marketing...They don't consider something 'bad' or 'annoying' just because it's marketing, the way many of us in the previous generation did."
These posters' apparently value-free aspect is perhaps what's most worth exploring with young people...
It's okay to find the villain appealing in certain respects—in fact, much of pop culture depends on our doing just that.
Media literacy discussion points covering novel-to-film adaptations, marketing, genre, screen violence, and more.
More than just a craze, the interest in zombies points the way towards a new kind of literacy engagement.
Both curriculum and pop culture, perhaps not coincidentally, have no problem dealing with class systems when they’re at a remove.
'Tiger Eyes' is not really an upbeat film—which is, oddly, what makes it so refreshing.
Quick, what do these have in common... the 'dingy basements' in 'Fight Club' (the film), the video game Flower, a couple of novels by Harumi Murakami and E.L. Konigsburg, the bathroom in HBO’s 'Girls,' Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s 'Empire State of Mind,' and Homer's 'The Odyssey'?
I guess there was some cosplay going on, but most participating attendees chose to dress up as publishing executives for some reason.