Michael Eric Ross

Author and journalist Michael Eric Ross contributes to TheWrap and Medium. His writing has also appeared in PopMatters, The New York Times, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Salon, The Root, msnbc.com, BuzzFeed and other publications.

The Birth of a Commotion
2 days ago
It wasn’t exactly the shot heard ‘round the world, and it didn’t need to be; it was the press release sent and resent around the Twitterverse. On July 19, HBO announced some of its post-Game of Throne...
Ken: He’s Just an American Guy
a month ago
The artifact historically known as Ken — a template for male American imagery for generations — has always been something of a moving target. From his early days as a miniature stand-in for the ideal ...
Changing the Venue
a month ago
Netflix debuted its $60 million original movie War Machine in late May. The reviews for the Afghan War-era film starring Brad Pitt were all over the place, from mildly rapturous to downright vicious. But if a recent study is to be believed, television viewers have made a decision about changing their moviegoing habits in a way that makes Netflix and other streaming services war machines themselves. The legacy studios are not happy. In its May study of streaming video service use, Fluent LLC, a N...