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Restaurants Are Museums Now

October 18, 2011 by


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 by


“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, […]

If the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync were around today, boys would love them.

June 12, 2011 by


Boys loved them then, sure. They made catchy music. They were on the radio. And many boys must have sung their songs and even bought their CDs, listening and singing along in secret. Some more daring and less caring boys undoubtedly were fans not-in-secret. But the “boy bands” of the late 1990s, the Backstreet Boys […]