Matthew Tchepikova-Treon is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota where he teaches courses on pop culture, cinema, and media studies. He’s currently finishing his dissertation—“X-Rated Sound: Exploitation Cinema, The Noise Crusades, & One Hundred Years of 1972”—on the material history of exploitation cinema, film sound technologies, and popular music in the U.S. during the global political drama of the Cold War. His work has appeared in Jump Cut, FLOW: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture, and, most recently, the edited volume The Soundtrack Album: Listening to Media (Routledge Music and Screen Media Series, eds. Paul N. Reinsch and Laurel Westrup).
The Long Cable Box-Step Orgy: Rewatching "The Deuce"
Matthew Tchepikova-Treon returns to the under-appreciated institutional melodrama of David Simon's The Deuce one year later....