Friday, September 25, 2009

Paper Tiger Reads the 21st Century Working Woman

In this mock-local news program, Paper Tiger will consider whether the utopian vision of working women seen in the popular movies of the late 1980's has come to fruition. Through a mix of sketch comedy, video mash-up, news media critique, faux hidden camera segments, and interviews with working women and the organizations that promote them, Paper Tiger will examine the current state of women in the workforce.

Friday, September 18, 2009


A closer look at worm composting--one form of DIY environmentalism and sustainable living in New York City.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Addicted to Beauty

Another sneak peek at an upcoming Paper Tiger production: "Reality Unreeled: The Really Real Unreal Reality of Real Reality TV." Stay posted!

Is reality television real? Is this the real life or is it just fantasy? Paper Tiger's summer 2009 interns are currently creating a show on reality television to explore the social impacts and affective stereotypes of this explosive and exploitative genre that has taken TV networks by storm. The show will feature an interview with media critic, journalist and founder of Women in Media and News, Jennifer L. Pozner. Pozner will explain the social, economic and cultural reality of reality TV. The show will also include an interview with Robert Galinsky, founder and “principal” of the New York Reality TV School, where actors get trained how to act real. And the interns will try to make sense of all of those "Addicted to Beauty" posters that you see everywhere through interviews with random subway passer-bys. Stay tuned for the release of the show in late Fall 2009. In the meantime, keep yourselves busy with this preview piece from the Paper Tiger archives with Herb Schiller on Geraldo and trash television—the unfortunate predecessors of contemporary “video nausea!!!”