From The New Yorker S Fiercely Original, Pulitzer Prize Winning Culture Critic, A Provocative Collection Of New And Previously Published Essays Arguing That We Are What We Watch.From Her Creation Of The First Approval Matrix In New York Magazine In 2004 To Her Pulitzer Prize Winning Columns For The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum Has Known All Along That What We Watch Is Who We Are In This Collection, Including Two Never Before Published Essays, Nussbaum Writes About Her Passion For Television That Began With Stumbling Upon Buffy The Vampire Slayer A Show That Was So Much Than It Appeared While She Was A Graduate Student Studying Victorian Literature What Followed Was A Love Affair With Television, An Education, And A Fierce Debate About Whose Work Gets To Be Called Great That Led Nussbaum To A Trailblazing Career As A Critic Whose Reviews Said So Much About Our Culture Than Just What S Good On Television Through These Pieces, She Traces The Evolution Of Female Protagonists Over The Last Decade, The Complex Role Of Sexual Violence On TV, And What To Do About Art When The Artist Is Revealed To Be A Monster And She Explores The Links Between The Television Antihero And The Rise Of Donald Trump.The Book Is Than A Collection Of Essays With Each Piece, Nussbaum Recounts Her Fervent Search, Over Fifteen Years, For A New Kind Of Criticism That Resists The False Hierarchy That Elevates One Form Of Culture Over Another It Traces Her Own Struggle To Punch Through Stifling Notions Of Prestige Television, Searching For A Wilder And Freer And Varied Idea Of Artistic Ambition One That Acknowledges Many Types Of Beauty And Complexity, And That Opens To Varied Voices It S A Book That Celebrates Television As Television, Even As Each Year Warps The Definition Of Just What That Might Mean.
- 384 pages
- I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
- Emily Nussbaum
- 17 June 2017 Emily Nussbaum