bell hooks Is An Aphrodisiac, Part Four

“When those who make their money from media call media criticism ‘censorship’, they are ‘framing’ their argument, or hoping audiences will view it in the way they are ‘framing’ their argument, or hoping audiences will view it in the way they’ve defined it. Framing uses powerful, often emotional language to manipulate the impression the message Read the full article…

bell hooks Is An Aphrodisiac, Part Three

“Instead of just being devices for marketing films, music or the consumer products they endorse, the celebrities have become products themselves. They are now commodities in the sense that they’ve become articles of trade that can be bought and sold in a marketplace. Obviously, you can’t buy them, but you can buy their representations, their Read the full article…

bell hooks Is An Aphrodisiac, Part Two

A few months after the forum between bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry, one of the above aforementioned also made comments in regard to Harris-Perry’s popular status. Ta Nehisi Coates stated in his “The Smartest Nerd In The Room” piece for The Atlantic(January 6, 2014): “There is a sense that Romney’s grandchild should be off-limits to Read the full article…