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The Master of None Revelation

Do you want to learn about many problems with ethnic representations in media and laugh while you learn? (It’s the laughing with kind of humor, not the guilt-inducing laughing at kind.) Check out the very “marathonable” Master of None on Netflix and look forward to episode 4 titled “Indians on TV.” In 31 awkward, fresh, and funny minutes, Aziz Ansari and…

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Marathoning News

What’s new in marathoning news, you ask? This post foregrounds a smattering of recent developments in technology, politics, and scholarship related to media marathoning. 1. Marathoning has become both easier and more challenging with new options from T-Mobile and Netflix. First, the good news. T-Mobile recently launched their Binge On™ plan that allows subscribers with 3GB or more…

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Binge-Watch Burnout: Take Back Your Life

Curator’s note: This is the first of five blog posts made by students in Dr. Perks’s spring 2015 Media Marathoning class at Nazareth College. Students conducted qualitative research projects in groups addressing one research question. These blog posts represent their distillation of findings that are also reported in 8-10 page essays. This post is from Adora,…

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Media Marathon Tee

Christmas is over, but here’s another gift I want. My friend Kristin sent the link to this cute media marathoning t-shirt she found on etsy. How rude! The description says “great geek gift.” Well, I guess it is kind of true. I promise I am not the person behind FishbiscuitDesigns, and this is not a media…

Breaking Bad–Also Feeling Bad?

It seems that the media marathoning metaphor can be extended. Just like in a running marathon, some Breaking Bad viewers were kicking to the finish. They were not trying to reach a Boston qualifying time. Rather, they were sprinting to the series finish. (And both experiences might make you sick.) Brian Stelter discusses this “race…

The Historic Arrested Development Memorial Day Weekend

The media marathoning blog has been quiet lately because of the end-of-semester craziness and wonderful baby Rosaleen who arrived in my life last week. I am working on a post about motherhood and marathoning, but it is on hold because of a different birth: the Arrested Development Netflix “mini-series” that debuts on Sunday, May 26th.…