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“What’s Cooking?” The Ideal Thanksgiving

November 8, 2011 by


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 […]

India Day Parade

August 23, 2011 by


What follows is a departure from the usual format of our posts on The Love Machine. It’s not a critical analysis, but more of a creative-nonfiction-in-progress. A bit of background: I’m working on becoming a post-colonial scholar, so I decided to go to the New York metro area’s India Day Parade this Sunday to get […]

Abed the Hero: Race and Role-playing on “Community”

May 24, 2011 by


Though we as viewers like to think of a hero as driving the action of his story, the machinery of a television show – where its plot comes from – is rarely located within its hero. Perhaps this is because television shows grant their heroes subjectivity as a matter of course. Viewers are granted insight […]