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Monday, January 27 2014

One Must Remember the Past in Order to Rectify the Future

Jeffrey Stepakoff's The Melody of Secrets is a complex story of unrequited love, racial tensions, the space age, and the after-effects of World War II.


Sunday, February 10 2013

Tomorrow Never Knows: Race and Anxiety in ‘Mad Men’

Like a smartly crafted advertisement, there is more to Mad Men than meets the eye. Amidst the forbidden affairs, heated pitches, and endlessly flowing libations, race relations have risen to prominence during the show's fifth season.


Tuesday, April 26 2011

The Civil War, the Freedom Rides, and national memory


Monday, May 3 2010

American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.


Sunday, April 4 2010

Clipping all the difference(s) into patterns of hierarchy all around!

Arg! And here I was just sifting through the current news, looking for health care coverage, but got assaulted with this crap in the headlines.


Thursday, January 21 2010

What It’d Be Like to Tweet, FB-Update or Podcast Live from the 1963 March on Washington

Digitizing revolutions: The Negro still is not free [‘My lord’ a sister can be heard saying, and you can almost see her gleaming from sweat, fanning herself and shaking her head side to side with her eyes firmly fixed on Dr. King].


Monday, August 17 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Nina Simone

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


Tuesday, June 16 2009

Kinship & Collective Fate in Heroes

Each one, teach one goes the ole African adage. This gets reflected in many unconventional ways in Heroes.


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