july, 2019

25jul7:00 pmEmily Nussbaum: I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

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Emily Nussbaum: I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

Bird in Hand, 11 E. 33rd St.

Thursday, July 25th, 7 PM

 

The Ivy Bookshop and Bird in Hand are delighted to host Pulitzer Prize winning New Yorker columnist, Emily Nussbaum, for a reading and signing of her book, I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution.

 

More than a collection of reviews, I Like To Watch makes a case for toppling the status anxiety that has long haunted the “idiot box,” even as it transformed. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism, one that resists the false hierarchy that elevates one kind of culture (violent, dramatic, gritty) over another (joyful, funny, stylized). I Like to Watch traces her own struggle to punch through stifling notions of “prestige television,” searching for a more expansive, more embracing vision of artistic ambition—one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to more varied voices. It’s a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean.

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm

Location

Bird in Hand

11 E 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

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