Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reality Unreeled: The Really Real Unreal Reality of Real Reality TV

Is reality television real? Is this the real life or is it just fantasy? Paper Tiger explores the social impact of stereotypes in this explosive and exploitative genre. The show features an interview with media critic, journalist and founder of Women in Media and News, Jennifer L. Pozner. Pozner explains the social, economic and cultural reality of reality TV. An interview with Robert Galinsky, founder of the New York Reality TV School, reveals how actors get trained how to act real and we try to make sense of all of those "Addicted to Beauty" posters through chats with random subway passengers. The show will premiere on July 28, 2010 as part of our series Double Trouble: Racism and Sexism in the Media on TimeWarner Ch34 and RCN Ch82 (Manhattan Neighborhood Network MNN) and at 3pm and 11pm on TimeWarner Ch34 and Cablevision Ch67 (Brooklyn Community Access Television BCAT)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paper tiger Reads: U.S. Department of defense contracts

Live show featuring paper tiger reading the department of defense contracts for 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Play Me, I'm Yours

Conceptualized by British artist Luke Jerram, this public art installation, which has been touring the world since March 2008, challenges the norms of public space, encouraging strangers to socialize and explore their creativity.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuli Kupferberg Reads Sports Illustrated: In Honor of the Baseball Season

Poet and activist Tuki Kupferberg reflects on the publication Sports Illustrated. He discusses the sense of generating a "contained universe" separate from conventional reality in which idealization of the human form, the sadomasochism of competition and games in a class society are paradigms for war. Kupferberg goes on to point out the contradictory proliferation of alcohol related advertising within it's pages with it's obvious debilitating effect on motor skills and the central nervous system. A must see for all sports fans.

Tuli Kupferberg Reads Rolling Stone: Always Smile When You Give Them the Shaft

Tuli Kupferberg is an original Fug and publisher of underground comics, takes a deeper look at 80s mainstream pop with a reading of Rolling Stone magazine. American counter culture poet, author & publisher Tuli Kupferberg critically deconstructs Rolling Stone magazine, offering detailed perspectives on it's origin and founding and weighs in on Rolling Stone magazine topics such as commercial advertising and the cult of celebrity.

Friday, July 9, 2010

An Interview with Ron Scott at the Allied Media Conference, June 2010

Catch this snippet from a conversation with Ron Scott at the Allied Media Conference this past June, to get a glimpse into a massive mobilization for media justice that happens every year in Detroit!Ron Scott, a native of Detroit, co-founded the Motor Citys branch of the Black Panther Party, and now works with the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the Boggs Center. He has been to every Allied Media Conference since it started 12 years ago, and was invited to give the keynote address at the opening ceremony this year.The Allied Media Conference unites the worlds of media and communications, technology, education and social justice, providing a space to brainstorm innovative community organizing models. See what Ron Scott has to say about why he keeps coming back, and what he thinks is happening here to revolutionize the movement for media justice.Interview conducted by Sarah Lu and Nicole Hummel as part of the Radio Rootz workshop at the AMC. Thank you to Gabriel Duncan, Tani Ikeda, and the AMC for photos. Made by Nicole Hummel. ;Paper Tiger Productions!
July 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Paper Tiger Reads: 21st Century Working Woman

A feminist comedy show examining the representation of working women in mainstream media and the evolution of women's place in the workforce over the past 50 years with a special focus on contemporary women's issues.
Structured as a local news program featuring two female anchors (JC Wyatt and Tess McGill, formerly of Working Girl fame) this show uses slapstick comedy, man-on-the-street interviews, live music, kitschy camera techniques, big hair-dos and plenty of cribbed footage to examine a myriad of issues related to the contemporary working woman. Topics covered include the economic crisis of 2008, the current state of women in the workforce, a profiles Non-Traditional Employment for Women, a New York based non-profit that helps women enter the construction and building trades, and a creative critique of mainstream media representations of women working.
The live show also features special guest performer, the inimitable, glitter punk, accordion toting Mira Stroika singing her original song "Norman Rockwell," as well as a traditional Russian folk song and a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel."
To view this show and more like it, go to blog.papertiger.org.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Heroin Stamp Project

Heroin Stamp Project Opening Night