Sometimes the most useful strategy is to avoid exposure in the first place.
Footage of wars, bombings and shootings can traumatise children. Here's how parents can help them cope with distressing content.
The screen is as close as many people get to experiencing prison. But do these dramas offer a realistic insight into life behind bars?
Director Ridley Scott was beamed via TV into last week’s press conference.
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Federal arts minister Mitch Fifield said every job in the film and television industry supported 3.57 jobs in other industries. We should be wary of such promises.
James Bond may be pro-Snowden but Carrie Mathison’s lot aren’t so sure.
The battle for public opinion over whether Edward Snowden was right might just be won out, not in the press or the US Congress, but in fiction.
Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy in The Following.
In a media ecology defined through “interactive” behaviour – “web 2.0,” the blogging platforms now favoured by news and cultural criticism sites – a new figure has emerged from the digital abyss: the serial commenter.
The niche television market is now the place to be.
Mass media is on its way out, and the pursuit and influence of niche audiences has fundamentally reshaped everything from the music industry to publishing. Now it's reshaping television.
Christina Hendricks with the Mad Men costume sketches being archived by the Smithsonian. But academics were interested in television long before Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Men.
Before Buffy The Vampire Slayer intrigued academics, shows like I Love Lucy dominated the cultural conversation. This is worth remembering, because Mad Men and The Wire didn't emerge from nowhere.
A classic villainous smirk.
Both Netflix's Narcos and the documentary Cartel Land fall into the trap of sensationalising violence and in doing so horribly simplify the story.
CSI and its franchise has achieved something unique: making forensics glamorous and sexy and fuelling public fascination with the dead.
Dr. Amanda Foreman in Moscow.
If we are to write woman into the history of humanity, we need to listen to those who aren't 'exceptional'; those whose voices are harder to access.
Just another pair of traditional romantics.
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This adaptation not only departs from the original text, but also reinforces precisely the traditional values that Lawrence was trying to unpick.
Testing times for broadcasters in transition.
A fractured broadcasting industry is destroying the business model for the giants. There are winners in the wings though, and the BBC could yet be one of them.
Public broadcasting is a lot more than a safety net for commercial market failure.
Repeated surveys show that people value public broadcasters highly. But the political class isn't listening.
Cilla Black in 1963.
She might now seem rather light-entertainment, but as the only female act to make a success out of 'Merseybeat' and go on to an ITV career as a female powerhouse, she deserves more.
A new BBC drama follows the life and loves of Vanessa Bell, sister of Virginia Woolf and centre of the famous Bloomsbury group.
Why oversharing, the act of sharing "too much information", is a buzzword in contemporary culture.
What’s the point of watching TV when you have to wait an age to talk about it?
What is the statute of limitations on spoilers? When can you comment on what you’ve watched? And at what point is our fear of ruining other people’s television experience hindering our own?
The oil fields of Lost Hills, California.
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The Appalachia of the West's gritty landscape is an ideal setting for the popular series' second season.
Changing perceptions of women doing time.
If you haven't watched it yet, it's time to sit up and take note.
After recent lacklustre ratings MasterChef is back with a bang – so what’s the secret?
While MasterChef might teach us a lot about food and food trends, it also glosses over some of the harsher realities of the industry that produces this food. What's the secret to its sudden ratings boost?