An examination of Michael Jackson’s impact on the considerations of racial diversity, compared with Kip Fulbeck’s contemporary project, “Part Asian, 100% Hapa.”
Museum TV and Hollywood Films: How the Smithsonian Became Big Media’s “Pile of Loot”
Miranda J. Brady / Carleton University
The success of “Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian” casts new light on a federal investigation of the museum’s secret contracts with big media outlets, and reveals a potentially troubling conflict of interest.
Pop icon Lady Gaga can be read as queer for her purposeful, embodied, performative critique of the artifice of celebrity.
On Hypersexual Filipina Video Ho: Demanding Powerful, Painful, Pleasurable and Political Critique
Celine Parreñas Shimizu / UCSB
Revisiting the music video for the Black Eyed Peas’ “Bebot” in search of empowered Filipina subjectivity.
A renewal of interest in the concept of myth in cultural studies, tracing its journey from academic hot topic through new age buzz word towards a popular culture understanding of the term.
Kiri Miller / Brown University
Performance ethnography: a critical look at the collaborative and social aspects of playing Rock Band.