Michael Ian Borer In The News

Profile: Michael Ian Borer

May 16, 2020
Since movie theaters had to close their doors last March due to the coronavirus, there has been much speculation about what will happen when they reopen. While many imagine that the first thing they will do when the quarantine is over is "return to normal," experts are not sure this is possible. A sociologist recently spoke to the Review Journal about how this situation affected movie theater attendance. This could have fatal consequences Tenet of Christopher Nolan , the film could be the first to be released after a long absence of activity in this sector.
May 15, 2020
A sociologist predicts audiences won't deem any movie "worth it" enough to return to reopened theaters just months after exhibitors were forced to shutter amid the coronavirus crisis. Michael Ian Borer, a sociology professor who also teaches a pop culture course at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, says the allure of the moviegoing experience that only theaters can offer — like the viral reactions of an audience recorded during a showing of Marvel Studios blockbuster Avengers: Endgame — won't be enough to sway audiences to venture out into theaters anytime soon, even as some domestic theaters begin to slowly reopen.
May 6, 2020
Some countries have already opened their first cinemas, such as Norway, while others plan to do so in June and July 2020. Even if they are opened and these decisions are not delayed, the question remains: Will people come back to theaters? A coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, and even with security measures and social distance, going to the cinema will not be as light and stress-free cut off from reality as it was before the pandemic.
April 1, 2020
The path was fairly straight and no more than 10 feet wide, and as my wife and I approached another walking her dog Sunday, the woman veered left to travel another route.
March 6, 2020
McCartney and Lennon said it best - we get by with a little help from our friends.
October 31, 2019
Las Vegas is one of America’s booziest cities. And beer has played a big part in developing that reputation.
October 3, 2019
This UNLV sociology professor turns his researcher's eye toward the emerging craft beer scene in Las Vegas.
September 23, 2019
Fears that thousands of alien hunters could attempt to “storm” Area 51 after responding to a viral Facebook event have proved unfounded, with fewer than 200 people turning up at the gates of the secretive US military base.