Robin Hood vs. Network TV: Piracy and Television


Last week, I took a close look at HBO. Although I did ask the question of responsibility over content, I find HBO’s strategies in the quickly changing world of television to be much more interesting subjects of discussion. With the most recent changes to the world of television, HBO has partnered with Apple to launch its own streaming service called HBO NOW. The goal is to allow those without cable services to access HBO’s content, but the affects on Time Warner’s other networks remains to be seen, as it is unknown how many consumers will drop their cable subscriptions to make a complete shift to streaming. But is HBO NOW only about competing with streaming services or is it another way to incentivize consumers to buy content over piracy?

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Black Theatre in the (Post-) Obama Era


Lisa Thompson talk, Performances of Cultural Trauma: Black Theatre in the (Post-) Obama Era, expresses the power behind art like theatre, art, music, dance, and style. She talks about how politics is basically a form of theatre and with Obama in office it has altered the perception of black culture. Obama can be seen as taking on two different personas, one is black cool, which consist of the easily accessed forms of performance like dance and style, while he is also portrayed as an uncool nerd. Continue reading Black Theatre in the (Post-) Obama Era

How the Container Store Stacks Up, Ethically


Last week, I published a post about The Container Store, evaluating whether or not its place (#27) on Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work 2015 was justified. My main method of evaluation was investigating reviews of the company on Glassdoor.com. Ultimately, many posts by current employees corroborated positive case studies and articles I found on the company, while other posts from the past couple of years alluded to changes in business strategy and unfair treatment of employees, possibly as a result to the company’s 2013 IPO.

For Paper 2, I would like to delve into this company further. Continue reading How the Container Store Stacks Up, Ethically