I write about culture. With a little bit of erudition and a little bit of snark.
Discussing Gus: What messy babies teach us about the persistence of narratives of privilege.
What Kind of Power is PantsuitPower? Why that Hillary flash mob is so brilliant.
Selfies with Hillary? Not the Problem.
Pondering Pokemon: Scholars of Culture & Media Offer First Impressions
Rethinking Thinkpieces: Pop Criticism as Pop Culture
Making Women Smile, Critics Scream, and Everyone Else Yawn. Some thoughts on that Apple gaffe and the banality of outrage.
French Girls App: A New Way to be Racist on the Internet?
Risking and Reeling: Three Wrenching Documentaries at Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival
How to Survive a Film Festival, According to the Internet. (A self-aware listicle featuring 21 life-changing tips.)
Fourth Man Out
Frozen and Feminist Critique: Does Disney’s latest legend prove it’s time we ‘Let it Go'?
Populaire and Post-Sincere
Wardrobe Malfunctions: The Weaponization of Persona in Iron Man 3
Ei Blog — Magic Flying Sticky Notes
Creativity and Curiosity: On Being Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert
The Buddy Bench: Low-tech location-based marketing for loners
Norman Doors & Human-Centered Design
The Weight of Charles Ray @ Art Institute of Chicago
A Traditional Vegan Thanksgiving for One
Interiority Complex: Field Notes while Dining Out Alone, as Shared Live on Facebook
The Tacit Endorsement series. My attempt at "liking" things. An ongoing project.
Going Viral: Let's Talk about my Shingles