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Beauty Norms: Multiplicity and Methodology

November 29, 2011


I’ve already written about my research interests at the intersection of food and pop culture. I’d like to turn to my other interest, clothing, and see the possibilities there. Just as preparing and eating food can be a form of self-expression, we can deliberately use clothing as a form of self-expression too. Before I start […]

“What’s Cooking?” Family Discord

November 22, 2011


Readers, please forgive the delay in part two of my examination of Gurinder Chadha’s What’s Cooking? Immediately after finishing drafting this post last Tuesday, my laptop got a particularly annoying bit of malware. Fortunately it was not a very bright bit of malware, so I managed to patch things up technologically in time to bring […]

“What’s Cooking?” The Ideal Thanksgiving

November 8, 2011


It’s been months since I last worked on a large research project, and it’s time I got back to my roots. I need to revisit my driving interests, the reasons I started investigating media, race, and gender in the first place. Judging from my work at The Love Machine, my main interests may not be […]

Restaurants Are Museums Now

October 18, 2011


I’ve been brushing up on my arts and humanities theory the past few months. My first step was to remind myself of the very basics. For this, I reread a text from undergrad, The Theory Toolbox. The book was written specifically to explain basic arts and humanities theories to undergrads, and its authors manage it […]

“Free to Be…Consumers”

October 4, 2011


“Today, the utmost radical horizon of our imagination is global capitalism with a human face.” – Slavoj Žižek*     Now that the kids of America are officially back to school, it brings to mind the above commercial, which aired during last year’s back-to-school retail circus. The commercial, which is for Target, depicts three sisters, […]

Embroidering Stories

September 27, 2011


After powering through a ton of literary theory in the month of August, I’ve recently returned to the land of fiction. Working as a temp receptionist gives me a lot of down time with my Kindle, and I recently joined a book club, so the past few weeks have been the perfect time to work […]

A Love Letter to Cassette Tapes

September 13, 2011


I spent the first five years of my life not sleeping much. Much to the chagrin of my parents, I never hit that stage of early childhood where I finally slept a solid, semi-normal night’s sleep. I wasn’t necessarily disruptive, I just didn’t need to sleep that much. For those nights when I wasn’t tired […]