3,000 jam mall to see O-Town.

3,000 jam mall to see O-Town.
Their weekly reality TV show may be over for this season, but the band from Making the Band certainly is not. Some 3,000 people (not just girls; I was there, and unlike what the sexist Sun-Times reporter writes, the crowd was pretty mixed) packed a suburban Chicago mall Saturday to hear O-Town perform two songs. Dan appeared to be the crowd’s favorite, especially since he periodically ran to the front of the stage and lifted up his shirt, making the screams increase tenfold.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.