Why Do We Engage in Media Culture ROUND 2: Media Criticism and Fandom -What are the Outer Limits?

Donovan returns from the Batman 80th Anniversary Pop Culture Conference in Bowling Green State University and talks with Harry about media criticism and fandom. How do fans become proper critics, where does that take their fandom, nay, their sanity? Why do WE do this?

Should Quentin Tarantino reconsider his use of “the N-word” in his films?

Harry and Don discuss Tarantino’s use of the word “nigger” in his movies, most mainly in “Pulp Fiction”, although “Jackie Brown” and “Django Unchained” are discussed as well. The tension between historical significance, artistic license, Artist vs. Audience, “Generation KKK” “N-word privilege” and worst case scenarios are discussed, including voices outside of the “H and D” realm. Not included is Donovan’s younger, smarter brother. … More Should Quentin Tarantino reconsider his use of “the N-word” in his films?