Archive for August, 2012
RuPaul’s DragU, while rejecting normative and essentialist gender roles, exposes an “ideal” femininity that is framed in notions of masculinity and leaves us with only the charades of faux gender.
Prostitution or Oprah: The Impact of Dichotomous Images of Black WomenMary Vanderlinden/Averett University
Mary Vanderlinden shares the results of her study on the influence of televisual portrayals of professional women on college-age African American women.
A consideration of post-racial America through the lens of The Hunger Games.
Comedy and the Social Contract: The Surprisingly Conservative Vision of Louis C.K.
Carrie Andersen / FLOW Marketing Editor
An exploration of the surprisingly conservative vision of Louis C.K.
Know Your Audience: The Quest for Digitally Addressable Systems in India
Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin
An interrogation of the continued quest for digitally addressable systems in India.
Looking at Rock Stars Thomas Swiss / University of Minnesota and John Barner / University of Georgia
A continuation of looking closely at photography of rock stars.
It’s a Myth So Let’s Blow It Up: The Pleasures of Mythbusters
Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin
A look at what makes the scientific inquiries of Mythbusters so enjoyable.
How London Responded to Beijing in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Fan Yang / University of Maryland, Baltimore County
A consideration of London’s 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony alongside Beijing’s 2008 Ceremony.
Stephen Tropiano examines the showdown between Viacom and DirecTV.
Corey Creekmur remembers his friend, Alexander Doty.