Kevin Powell: pop culture is powerful.

Kevin Powell: pop culture is powerful.
Talking to the Kentucky Kernel, Kevin Powell, a cast member of the original The Real World, said that being on the show “simply reinforced for me how powerful pop culture is in America.” He also talks about social change. “Young people are the future of this country, as always, and the most open to different ideas.” And by using the condescending phrase “young people” so many times, it’s clear Kevin isn’t one of them any more; the New York season aired almost 10 years ago.

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.