UW Communications Arts Ph.D. candidate Ashley Hinck studies “Fan activism and fan performances of citizenship, including football, D.C. Comics and Harry Potter.” She joined Brian Standing on Monday, September 23 to talk about how fan subcultures are making a difference in the real world. You can read Ashley’s entire paper here.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman’s outburst after the Seattle Seahawks vs. the San Fransico 49’ers game caused a racially charged, social media outburst. What could the public reaction after this outburst mean in terms of sports rhetoric and culture? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
In August, Louisiana experienced what officials are calling the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy. East Baton Rouge took on over 20 inches of rain in 48 hours. More than sixty thousand homes were destroyed. So, when the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. needed to find a way to send donated […]
Sunday’s Superbowl LI game left a bad taste in many Americans’ mouths. On this edition of Game On, Liz DiNovella hands the mic over to David Lantz, who gives his take on a night that felt eerily similar to November 8th. Mucho sad.
Now that Autumn has arrived, football season is in full swing. But it’s not just football players who can get concussions. So, tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine explores the subject of concussions, particularly when suffered by youth athletes, with our two guest experts. As a neuropathologist, Dr. Ann McKee dissects the brains of recently passed […]
Super Bowl LII was Sunday night, with Justin Timberlake taking the stage during the halftime show in Minneapolis. In this Hopefl Hot Take, our host Sarah Hopefl shares her thoughts about the performance.