Tag: Henry Jenkins

A letter to my culture interns, Jarvis and Donte

Grant , April 25th, 2017


I have never had interns before. In fact, I thought there was something wrong with using them. But I now have two. I will call them Jarvis Rochford and Donte Cole….


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comics on culture on Charlie Rose

Grant , August 24th, 2016


Yesterday, the Charlie Rose Show repeated interviews with comics Billy Eichner, Amy Pohler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and Seth Meyers. A couple of comments jumped out….


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how to make TV now (the “whole world” approach)

Grant , April 21st, 2016


Natalie Chaidez is the show runner for Hunters (Mondays, 10:00 eastern, SyFy). Recently Sean Hutchinson asked her what she was aiming for. Our idea of aliens is cliched, she replied. She wanted to &#…


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The ‘wicked grin’ test (as a new creative measure)

Grant , April 19th, 2016


How do you know when something in our culture is really good? I think it’s when it makes us grin a wicked grin. This is one of those: Dave Chappelle does…


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