The Best of SNL Christmas

One in a series of reposts of the best Christmas bits from Saturday Night Live. The Holidaze:Saturday Night Live has been on television for over four decades now. The show is an American cultural icon, and it’s introduced us to actors and writers who have dominated and influenced film, TV, music, and comedy: Seth Meyers, […]

Christmas One More Time V

The fifth in a series of our carefully curated Christmas Playlists. You can enjoy the entire playlist through the courtesy of Spotify’s excellent web player. Special note: when you click the link, you will be taken to Spotify’s web player. There, you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in if you currently have a Spotify […]

The (Secret)History of Christmas Music

This holiday season, in addition to new posts, material, and videos, we are revisiting some of the greats of Christmas past. When the Media Bunker staff started sorting the Christmas posts, they discovered tons of holiday themed articles and posts…dat’s alot. So, no need to keep it all tucked away in a digital cloud….might as […]

The Breaking News Epidemic

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in 2015 but is just as timely–perhaps even more timely–today than when it was first released. We are going into a period of extended “breaking news” interruptions due to the chaos in Washington and the 2020 Election Year Cycle, so it’s not a bad idea to revisit the […]

Nightshift Sports Rio Preview: Mariel Zagunis

The Olympics Fencing is an old, old sport. It’s possible that you might not know anyone that actually knows how to fence, which is all the more reason why you should watch Mariel Zagunis of the U.S. Olympic Fencing team. The sport is lightning quick and is more of a mind game than a physical […]

Nightshift Sports Rio Preview: Marti Mallow

The Olympics Athletic competition in judo is nothing like the staged, tightly choreographed physical dances you see in action films. It’s a lot more tactical and mistakes are not allowed–they take you right out of the match. Here’s U.S. Olympic Judo team member Marti Mallow, in a profile produced by Sports Illustrated (embed via YouTube).

Nightshift Sports Rio Preview: The Shooters

The Olympics The Summer Olympics are one of the world’s great athletic and cultural events. There will be a nation’s worth of new media and television coverage at the Rio Olympics, but don’t forget to look at/for the very great work that is being done by still photographers at the Olympics.   Embed from Getty […]