Chicago, IL – 04/03/11


Who
Reality Bites Back Book Reading
When
Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:30pm - All Ages
Where
Women & Children First bookstore (map)
Chicago, IL
Other Info
Why are reality TV's stock characters (The Desperate Bachelorette, The Angry Black Woman, The Douchebag Dude) so regressive? What are Frankenbites, and other behind-the-scenes open secrets in the reality TV industry? Why does pop culture culture reduce women and people of color to such limiting stereotypes? Find out during Jennifer L. Pozner's first Reality Bites Back reading in Chicago, at the city's leading independent bookstore. Expect critical media commentary, revealing insights about gender and race in the entertainment industry -- and lots of laughs.

See http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/jennifer-pozner for logistics.

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BOSTON: Reality Bites Back TWICE, 11/19 in Wellesley, 11/20 with Jean Kilbourne in Boston


Quick hit from the road: All you MA-area TV fans — there are two chances to catch Reality Bites Backin Boston. Hope to see you at one of these events:

WHAT: Book reading and signing

WHEN: Nov. 19, 7pm

WHERE: Wellesley Booksmith

Why is reality television built on such blatant gender and race stereotypes? Why are women and people of color represented so harmfully, and with so much bias, in popular culture? What is “Frankenbite” editing, how many hours of tape are shot for every hour of reality TV aired, and how much cheaper is it to produce a reality show than a scripted program? Is it true that networks are simply “giving people what they want,” or is reality TV really the result of media consolidation, media economics, and stealth advertising? Find out at Wellesley Booksmith on 11/19!

And it is a HUGE honor and with great pleasure that I invite you to Trident Books on Saturday, where I’ll be sharing the mic with one of my formative influences and intellectual role models, pioneering ad critic Jean Kilbourne:

WHAT: Book reading and signing with Jennifer L. Pozner and Jean Kilbourne

WHEN: Nov. 20, 7pm