Father Junípero Serra: His Statue and Contested Legacy

While Father Junípero Serra may earn posthumous canonization this fall, his statue in D.C. may be getting the boot.

Where There’s Luxury, There’s The Urge to Counterfeit

Why do consumers love counterfeit copies of luxury brands?
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Spike Lee, Danny Aiello
Credit: Universal Pictures/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

Forming a Critical Sense of Race with Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

Interpretations of Do The Right Thing may differ by race.

May the 4th Be With You…The Ego and Id in The Empire Strikes Back

A Freudian reading of The Empire Strikes Back for Star Wars Day

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Marvel Universe and Our Cultural Values

A postmodern view of the Marvel comics and cinematic franchise,

In Flight with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The little known aviation career of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.

Fanf–kingtastic and Edumacational: The Case of English Infixation

From shiznit to wel-diddly-elcome, the evolution of infixation in English language.

Original Spin: On the History of the Spinster

The cultural and economic history of the spinster.
Gunter Grass

Gruppe 47: The Group That Made Günter Grass

How did Günter Grass go from child soldier to literary titan? Part of the answer lies in the history of literary group Gruppe 47.