Overview

Since 2008, I have been writing about torture and terrorism on 24. This summer, 24: Live Another Day returns to FOX as a limited event. But the world has changed. The debate over torture has largely disappeared from the mainstream political discourse. How will 24 adept to the new world of drones and digital surveillance? How will the representations of torture change? Recaps for 24: Live Another Day will be published on Wednesdays.


Features

Niffty Stuff Blog
24-Live Another Day Precap: Taking Stock of Torture on Television

Five years into the Obama era, torture has all but disappeared from our political discourse. Torture has taken a back seat to newer horrors. Drones and NSA spying have taken over as our objects of anxiety. As torture has disappeared from the political discourse, it has disappeared from television.

This spring 24 will return to Fox as a limited mini-series. Yet when it returns, it will be in a different ideological landscape.

Torture Count

Niffty Stuff Blog
24-Live Another Day Precap: Taking Stock of Torture on Television

Five years into the Obama era, torture has all but disappeared from our political discourse. Torture has taken a back seat to newer horrors. Drones and NSA spying have taken over as our objects of anxiety. As torture has disappeared from the political discourse, it has disappeared from television.

This spring 24 will return to Fox as a limited mini-series. Yet when it returns, it will be in a different ideological landscape.