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Wednesday, December 14 2011

Sex Is Between the Legs, Gender Is Between the Ears

It's been over 70 years since Lili Elbe underwent the first gender reassignment surgery, so isn't it time that media in so-called 'advanced' cultures began to recognize the presence of trans persons in its midst?


Reviews

Tuesday, September 20 2011

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 13 Premiere

Once again, Dancing With the Stars celebrates big personalities and finds drama in its contradictory politics of casting and voting, not to mention dancing.


Wednesday, May 26 2010

'Dancing With the Stars' Is So Sweaty and So Right

The best parts of Dancing with the Stars remain: the beads, the mesh, the spray tans -- not to mention flamboyant judge Bruno Tonioli and crackerjack host Tom Bergeron.


Sunday, March 25 2007

Dancing with the Stars

Heather Mills' appearance generated considerable media hype, much of it revolving around the possibility that she could lose her leg during a dance. Tasteless, yes, but effective.


Monday, January 9 2006

Dancing with the Stars

I anticipated lots of debonair campiness. Sadly, George Hamilton's biggest mistake in the first episode was to make his desire to be Season Two's John O'Hurley so overt.


Sunday, July 10 2005

Dancing with the Stars

More than anything, Dancing with the Stars highlights the questionable use of the term 'star'.


Blogs

Wednesday, May 25 2011

What's the Appeal of 'Dancing With the Stars'?

I've tried to appreciate the courage it takes for non-dancing D-lister's to perform outside their comfort zone. Really, I have.


Tuesday, September 28 2010

Game, Narrative, and Bristol Palin in 'Dancing With the Stars'

Which is she, empowered teen or soiled dove? What image does Bristol want to sell and why sell one at all?


Tuesday, September 21 2010

Why I'm Not Watching Jersey Shore (Anymore)

The predictability of the cast is their Achilles' heel. Ronnie and Sammi’s weekly dysfunctional hour of make-up/break-up is as expected as Snooki’s alcohol soaked antics and the Situation’s Sunday dinner of sausage and peppers.


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