Monday, October 12 2015
David Gordon White's life-long research of South Asian religions reveals the dubious roots of the West's feel good contemporary yoga industry.
Tuesday, October 6 2015
Alison Bechdel's Fun Home isn't the first lesbian themed work of art to garner acclaim and controversy; 90 years ago, The Captive set the precedent.
Wednesday, September 30 2015
This may be the year that sexist music festival organizers have finally met their match.
Monday, September 28 2015
In the late ‘90s there was an explosion of politicized art – film, video, and performance art – by trans artists. What we're seeing in literature today is a move to a much broader scale.
Friday, September 25 2015
What does the French version of Netflix look like? How much gratuitous nudity can you expect to find in the French Netflix catalogue? Isn’t “French movie” code for “mild erotica”, anyway?
Tuesday, September 15 2015
After the Paris Attacks is a collection of research that moves away from the US to look at Canadian and European debates over terrorism.
Monday, September 14 2015
"Hell You Talmbout" and "Cry No More" are a new kind of protest song that reintroduces traditional minimalism and congregational singing into this contemporary moment.
Thursday, September 3 2015
Award-winning fiction writer Jack Livings discusses his new book, The Dog, and the importance of writing with moral purpose.
Thursday, August 27 2015
Few comedians have aimed for the mind over the funny bone (while still reaching both) quite like George Carlin has.
Monday, August 24 2015
How well can one digest murdertainment's darkest elements?
Wednesday, August 19 2015
Recent televisions shows are focusing attention on the plight of the spouses of gay men and lesbians. But is it enough to make their lives less traumatic?
Monday, August 10 2015
Both rockists and poptimists treat music as not much more than a social commodity, a consumerized product within the spectacle of American capitalism.
Thursday, August 6 2015
America claimed the atomic bomb ended World War II and saved American lives. Journalist and historian Paul Ham calls that “a pack of lies”.
Monday, August 3 2015
Perhaps what worries Stephen Hawking and his fear mongering colleagues is not some hostile Other like Agent Smith from The Matrix, but the more pedestrian Other that is other people.
Tuesday, July 21 2015
Hip-hop, free speech and misogyny at North by Northeast.
Thursday, July 9 2015
Complicated, fabulous and deeply progressive, Angels in America may be more pressing and relevant in the time of SCOTUS' decision on marriage equality than it was during the height of the AIDS crises.
Wednesday, July 8 2015
There is a large community of alt-black folks out there, and Afropunk has given them a big tent to party under.
Tuesday, June 30 2015
Sex and Unisex, a history of fashion trends offers insight into changing notions of gender – and raises the possibility that the concept has outlived its usefulness.
Friday, June 26 2015
Since New Atheists have done a stand-up job of elucidating the illusions of religious belief, why not point out some of the logical absurdities of atheism?
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Why is it that cartoons, more than any other expressive form, have incited the wrath of religious backlash?