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TV: Other Shows: America’s Lost Treasures 

“History” isn’t a dry academic study, but you’d never know from most popular culture, where the study of the past is limited to its geeky adherents, walled off from more normal society and called upon only when it becomes directly relevant to whatever story is being told. But everyone lives with some level of personal history, and that personal history is often associated with quite public history.
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Never Mix, Never Worry: A Brief (And Incomplete) History Of The Academic Couple

Academics : Tenured Radical (4 years ago)

Push your way past the Katie Roiphe essay on page 2 of the New York Times' "Sunday Styles" section today (yes, this conservative, anti-feminist really does seem to own the column named "Cultural Studies," which is an irony, is it no... Read Post

'Red Band Society' isn't officially canceled, but it's going away

Entertainment / Television : It Happened Last Night (9 hours ago)

"Red Band Society" may be flatlining, but it's not dead yet.FOX has announced it will stop production on the freshman series after it completes the initial 13-episode order. The show will still have three episodes to air after the f... Read Post

Jennifer L. Scott: Is Vulgar the New Normal?

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (2 years ago)

I'm hoping that there will be a tipping point whereby our society becomes bored with the tasteless, the lowbrow, the common vulgarities that have seeped into our popular culture. Read Post

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