Tag Archives: popular culture

Rhizomatic Awesomeness

How a simple status update on Facebook ended up devouring several hours of otherwise productive time. Continue reading

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BristoLevi 2.0

Bristol and Levi, sittin’ in a tree. Continue reading

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Separating the Art and the Artist

At what point does it become justifiable to reject someone’s work because of their personal failings, crimes, or mistakes? Continue reading

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This Week’s Brain Crush: Ira Glass

the intersections of “being wrong” and “being creative.” Continue reading

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Vampires Can Suck It

So there’s all this vampire stuff going on lately. And by “all this” I’m referring specifically to Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and the Sookie Stackhouse chronicles and their videotic manifestations. The popularity of vampires in culture is certainly not a new phenomenon, but there seems to be a resurgence lately for some reason. I’m not confident enough in my analytical abilities to be able to provide an entirely valid explanation of the cultural conditions that have spawned this resurgence, but I find it interesting. Continue reading

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