CST online is a scholarly resource and critical forum for studying television. It is our mission to enrich television studies by providing comprehensive access to information, as well as to disseminate knowledge and stimulate debate.


Sarah Palin Meets Seinfeld: Politics and American Television

Images from AP, NBC In the run-up to the American mid-term elections the first week in November 2010, the Politico website ran a controversial story: "Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah...

The Ephebe of Television

Harold Bloom (courtesy of the Onion AV Club) In books like The Anxiety of Influence (1973) and The Map of Misreading (1975), the legendary American literary critic and theorist Harold Bloom...

Bad Quality: Breaking Bad as Basic Cable Quality TV

Freed by the proliferation of basic cable channels with a yen for signature programming, emboldened by the example of HBO, bolstered by fanatic followings and critical praise, the best television...

God, Death, and Pizza: Supernatural and the Death of God

What if god were one of us? Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make His way home. Eric Bazilian, "One of Us" No one would deem American television godless....

Thinking Inside the Box: Heisenberg’s Indeterminancy Principle, the Paradox of Schrodinger’s Cat, and Television

Nate Fisher, Jr: Tell me, am I dead? Nate Fisher, Sr: Yes. And no. In some places you're dead, some you're alive, in some places you never even existed, possibly, theoretically. 'Perfect...