Afterimage

A bimonthly magazine devoted to media art and cultural criticism for the photography, film, video and visual book community. Publishes feature articles of investigative reporting or scholarly research, interviews, essays, reviews of media arts publication

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 7-8, February-March

American Family Association
Reverend Donald E. Wildmon had a vision while watching television with his family one evening in 1977. After viewing what he perceived as disgraceful and shameful programming ("on one channel was adultery, on another cursing, on another a man boating...
Bulking Up
Oliver North's campaign for a 1994 Virginia Senatorial seat offers insight into an increasingly popular marketing tool: direct-mail video.(1) Although direct-mail videos began circulating in the United States around 1989 and are also used by the left,...
Citizen Weyrich: NET's Conservative Media Empire
National Empowerment Television (NET) is a satellite television station broadcast from Washington, D.C. and run by the Free Congress Foundation (FCF). NET is transmitted via the Hughes Communications satellite Galaxy 7 and is available free and unscrambled...
Faultlines: Homophobic Innovation in Gay Rights, Special Rights
Civil rights may be thought of in a broad sense as all those rights necessary to participate fully in society - the rights that make citizenship operative. Civil rights are the birthright of democracy, not an added enhancement to citizenship. - Renee...
Fellowship Fallout
NCFE, NAAO, NALAA, and other arts organizations, as well as artists and members of the public have joined forces to oppose funding cuts to the NEA and other endangered federal agencies. An 800 number has been established to enable people to seed mailgrams...
National Religious Broadcasters
Dating back to the beginning of radio and television broadcasting, religious groups have used the airwaves to profess, proclaim, and "spread the word of God." The growth of opportunities for signal transmission during these initial years - a time comparable...
Net Profits: Chip Berlet Tracks Computer Networks of the Religious Right
Chip Berlet is an analyst with Political Research Associates (PRA), a non-profit institute in Boston, MA that monitors the organizations, individuals, and activities of the American political right wing and initiates anti-right organizing projects. Berlet...
Shake, Rattle & Roll: Production and Consumption of Fundamentalist Youth Culture
The theme of this summer's Teen Missionaries International (TMI) program is "Shake the World for Jesus," a phrase based on Ezekiel 38:20: ". . . All the men that are upon the face of the earth shall shake at my presence." To reinforce this message of...
The Body Politic
According to its masthead, the Body Politic is a "Monthly Pro-Choice News Report," a journal of "Real Reporting - Not Sound Bites." Published 11 times a year since 1991, the Body Politic reports on events and issues surrounding the issue of reproductive...
The Public Eye
Political Research Associates packets: Minister Farrakhan, The Nation of Islam, Historic Conspiracy Theories, and Anti-Jewish Rhetoric. Racial Nationalism and the Third Position; Traditional Values, Racism and Christian Theocracy; Constructing Homophobia:...