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Pop Montreal: The Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ Metropolis

Last Thursday night, for the second time in less than two months, Against Me! was playing for their Montreal fans. Having been one of the only punk rock bands to play Osheaga, this time would not be much different as one of the only punk rock bands to play at the Pop Montreal festival. 124 more words

Media Landscape and the Making of an Unconventional Journalist: Monobina Gupta

Guest post by MONOBINA GUPTA

A profile of Ravish Kumar, this post tells the story of the media from a uniquely interesting vantage point – even as it presents before us a slice of contemporary social conflicts.  3,614 more words

Media Politics

From Jadavpur to Everywhere #Hokkolorob - Let There be Clamour

More then one hundred thousand students and their friends (according to Kolkata Police estimates) defied the rain to walk in protest yesterday against the assault on Jadavpur University by Kolkata Police, backed by an insensitive University Vice Chancellor and a cynical State Government. 1,578 more words


Notes from Jadavpur: Ahona Panda

Guest Post by Ahona Panda

About eight years ago, while lounging about doing nothing much in the campus of Jadavpur University where I was a student of the English department, I came across some callously etched graffiti: 1,224 more words


Classic films in music videos: "Express Yourself" by Madonna

This is September’s edition of Comet Over Hollywood’s film references in music videos.

Madonna has always mixed pop culture into her music and music videos- especially classic films: 274 more words

Music Video

The Ten Percent: Head, Heart Hands - Metropolis

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

It’s time for another installment of “The Ten Percent,” a regular column where every other week we’ll take a look at the inverse of Sturgeon’s Law; in other words, the small portion of everything which is… 890 more words