Monthly Archives: February 2009

Surveillance Entertainment

In some ways we love being watched – or at least we love the results. Not only are Nielsen ratings essential to the entertainment and advertising industries, they also make for entertaining content. Who hasn’t perused within the last week at least one list of the highest grossing movies, the… More

Bling Was a Bubble

  USC Annenberg clinical professor Christopher Holmes Smith explored the emergence of a new type of American celebrity — the hip-hop mogul — in the Lear Center’s Celebrity, Politics and Public Life project, and he’s now exploring the limitations and possibilities of brands, advertising, celebrity advocacy and consumer philanthropy in… More