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Bodies and Minds

To What End, the Brain Fart?

Recently, I showed my grandma some highlights from Amanda Bynes’s notorious twitter activity last year, to which she responded: “Why should I care about...

Fall Classic

I love watching a city watching a game. My city, the city I’ve adopted as my own, had a team in the World Series this...

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Beginning with the title, it’s hard not to feel welcomed by Invitation to Dance, a new documentary by Simi Linton and Christian von Tippelskirch that...

Unbearable Whiteness of Gone Girls

I watched David Fincher’s much-anticipated big screen adaptation of Gone Girl from the front row.  Maybe it was the less than ideal viewing conditions,...

Making Sense of the Whiteness Project

The most noticeable thing about the recently launched Whiteness Project is that public responses to it have been so varied. The website gives an...

Ebola, Zombies, and Our Viral Past

The horror stories about Ebola seem to be proliferating as quickly as the disease itself. International newspapers and even governmental edicts speak of zombies....