On Gold Diggers

A cultural history of gold diggers.

What Happens in Vegas is None of Your Business

Las Vegas is a city like few others. It’s used in many iconic American stories as a symbol ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Kinder, Gentler Action Hero?

Two articles look at the movies of Arnold Schwarzenegger through the lens of gender studies and feminism.

Dashiell Hammett’s Birthday

Celebrating the hard-boiled detective writer Dashiell Hammett's birthday.

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

A postmodern view of the Marvel comics and cinematic franchise,

The Vietnam War: 50 Years (and More) Later

The 50th anniversary of the vietnam war is somewhat misleading: The U.S. had been involved in Vietnam for well over a decade already by 1965
Tom Magliozzi

Remembering “Car Talk” Host Tom Magliozzi

Tom Magliozzi, one of the "Tappet Brother" hosts of the popular public radio show "Car Talk" has died.
Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks: Scholars Review the Original Series

On the eve of a new Twin Peaks series, it's instructive to return to early scholarly attempts to make sense of the show.

Is That a “Read”? The Contentious Politics of Drag Performance

The reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which recently completed its sixth season on the Logo television network, is far from running ...