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The Radical Redeemer

Reza Aslan’s Zealot and the Historical Jesus.


All Grown Up and Here to Stay: The Next Generation and the Small Screen

How millenials challenge the TV industry’s traditional methods.


/ April 6, 2014 6:39 pm

Where Are We Now?

David Bowie's Legacy in the 21st Century

/ April 5, 2014 10:16 pm

Why We Need White Racial Satire

White racial satire and the support of privileged allies represent the possibility that our identities do not entirely determine our fate.

/ April 1, 2014 9:40 pm

Does Music Matter?

The Ballad of Harry T. Moore, and music as a liminal space of societal memory

/ March 22, 2014 3:13 am

JLo’s “I Luh Ya Papi”: A Feminist Parody

The video engages in a reverse role parody by objectifying men.

/ March 20, 2014 12:12 pm

Politics and Poetics in Fiction: Telex From Cuba

The Aesthetics of Cold War Cuba

/ March 9, 2014 4:23 am

National Narratives of the Holocaust

The Nature of Remembrance in Boston and Berlin

/ March 6, 2014 6:38 pm

A Night to Remember, Or Forget

The Paris Massacre and French Collective Memory

/ March 5, 2014 10:20 am

Censored by Memory

There is no Richter scale of suffering, but France's troubled history is no justification for its memory laws.

/ March 3, 2014 2:22 am

Judging a Movie By Its Trailer

How does Hollywood advertise female protagonists? Two case studies.

/ February 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Aleksandar Hemon: The Bard of Bosnia

The Book of My Lives, Reviewed

/ January 23, 2014 1:23 am

Double Down: An Inside Look at the 2012 Election

Halperin and Heilemann capture a degree of insight that even the most well-informed of historians would envy.

/ January 22, 2014 11:25 pm

A Very Narrow Bridge: The Open Hillel Debate

We should never forget the Holocaust. But we need to be careful about how.

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