Tag Archives: Media

Trayvon Martin: Not Another Placeholder

When the Food Network fired Paula Deen, we fell back on hashtags and tittering. When Yeezy brought a whole lot of race to the forefront and told us to hurry up with his damn croissants, we fell back on the beats, the artistry. By the time the Supreme Court said the least-functioning Congress in recent […]

The Amanda Bynes Conundrum

Another day, another Amanda Bynes tweet. For the past few months the pop culture world seems to be on the edge of its seat waiting to see what words will come from Bynes’s fingertips next. Her internet escapades have included risque “selfies,” odd tweets to other celebrities, rambling explanations of her legal troubles and a […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Wisconsin

The reactions to the shooting that took place at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sunday all have one thing in common: expressions of tragedy. Beyond that? There is a lot of disagreement about what needs to be said, what isn’t being said and what it all means. While some would have us focus […]

My Intentions with Your Daughter.. er.. This Blog

As a fiercely opinionated student of communication, I believe that journalism, pop culture and the media landscape all matter more than we realize. I try not to let my status as a pop culture junky change the critical way I look at what is and isn’t present in media discourses. I have a tendency to […]