“Television, the drug of the nation/Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.” If you can name the first band to do that song, you ought to buy yourself a new Wii. (Hint: It’s not Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.) But television: Is it really the opiate of the masses? Many, many doctoral theses have been written on this subject, yet the technology seems to change shape every day, among cable, videogames, Hulu, TiVo, and YouTube. You’ve got your theory, we’ve got ours, and we’re all still watching: Does TV really contribute to alienation if you spend several days excited to watch... More >>>