The Moral Universe of Nickelodeon’s ‘Doug’

Nickelodeon was a staple in the childhood of millennials, and this year marks its fortieth anniversary. Marketed as the first television network for kids, it launched in 1977 under the name “Pinwheel,” and spent the next decade struggling to find its footing. It wasn’t until 1991, with the debut of its original Nicktoons programming, that … Continued


Amanda Bynes and the Madness of Celebrity Culture

The scandal-mired celebrity of the week is…drum roll please…Amanda Bynes! The former Nickelodeon star turned-disgraced starlet was arrested last week for throwing a bong out of the window of her 37th floor apartment in Manhattan. She was taken out in chains and a really creepy, Lady-Gaga-gone-bad blond wig and claimed that cops “slapped” her lady … Continued