This site benefits/suffers/both from consisting of posts about a wide range of topics, all linked under the amorphous heading “data-driven storytelling.”
In an attempt to impose some coherent structure, I am organizing related posts both chronologically and thematically.
Having run through nine different “themes” of this blog…
- American politics
- film noir/NOIR CITY
- interrogating memory and identity
- bipartisanship/social civility
- popular music
- true crime
- unclassifiable (“both wonderful and strange“)
…I will now add new themes as the need arises.
I first addressed the television series Doctor Who over three posts in December 2016/January 2017. These posts constituted a preliminary attempt to use online ratings data to assess the relative popularity of each episode released since the series was revived in March 2005:
Following Series 10 in 2017, I updated, refined and edited these analyses into a single July 2018 post.
And then I updated it again in March 2020.
In the summer of 2018, I wrote an essay of roughly 10,000 words detailing the influence of classic film noir on the “resurrected” series. Three edited versions later, in May 2019, I published a 7,600+-word version in four parts on this site.
A PDF of the complete essay may be found here.