Tag Archives: News

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 […]

Info-less-tainment: A Look at CNN

I recently found myself on CNN.com, looking for the original clip referenced by another article. When I got to the front page, I was genuinely shocked by how few of the “Featured” articles seemed to feature news. Some (“Teen kicked out of SCRABBLE tourney”) merely struck me as fluffy, interest pieces better suited for Yahoo! […]

Mars, Curiosity and the Recent Excitement About Science

The landing of Curiosity on Mars has created yet another media frenzy around the otherwise overlooked world of scientific exploration and discovery. Just last month the discovery of the Higgs boson “God Particle” created similar interest. What’s notable about these scientific moments is that they have had the ability to captivate a mass audience despite […]

Mid-Week Roundup

Some of the interesting articles floating around these here interwebs this week. Makes for some interesting Hump Day reading. A NYT Opinion Piece on the ways in which White Power doesn’t look like we expect, “The Sound of Hate“: But the reality is more complicated. White power adherents are not typically “out” about their extremist […]

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 […]