Category: foodandsociety

Easter Is Coming…and Easter Candy!

This Easter holiday has something for everyone! There’s vegan Easter candy… The #vegan #Easterbunny came! A post shared by anna hanks (@annainaustin) on Apr 10, 2017 at 5:28pm PDT And cute chicks… A great...

“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...

Happy Labor Day

In America, we tend to forget that Labor Day is a celebration of the improvement in the standard work day, and we tend to think of it as the end of summer, a great...

Retail Therapy: It’s What’s For Dinner!

The last few months of my life have been stressful, and to cope with it, I’ve been doing a lot of retail therapy. Unlike a lot of people, I usually do it at the grocery store.

In years past, my cabinets were bare with hints of tumbleweed. The shelves were empty. I never went to the grocery store. I joked with my college roommates that I ought to buy some plastic play food so that the kitchen shelves didn’t look so empty!