Author: Anna

“What happened at the New Wil’ins?”: Cultural and Historical (Re)Construction in Beyoncé’s “Formation” videos

I am proud to present an unusual take on Beyonce’s “Formation” video: an academic close-reading of the video by independent scholar and guest blogger Byron King: “What happened at the New Wil’ins?”: Cultural and...

Bodyhacking!

Today I wrote about this past weekend’s BodyHacking Con over at Last Night In Austin. Update: You can also view my experience on Storify. Given I was wearing a fracture boot during the event,...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    True confession time: I read a lot of Jane Austen in graduate school. This means having not only read Austen’s first-written, last-published horror-ish novel Northanger Abbey, but also The Mysteries of Udolpho,...

Still Missing David Bowie

Earlier this evening a  friend came over to the house, and asked in passing if I was still missing David Bowie. Of course I said yes. We live in a world where the endless...

On Florence King and “Carol”

The recent passing of conservative writer and humorist Florence King has gotten a lot of press, and I can only find it fittingly ironic that King has passed while the move “Carol” is still...