Elizabeth Affuso explores the dewy aesthetics and commodity feminism of Glossier, a makeup, media, and lifestyle brand.
by: Gareth Palmer / University of Salford
In programmes ranging from Extreme Makeover to Ten Years Younger our flexible selves are seen to be empowered by experts striving to bring forth ‘the real you.’
by: Christopher Anderson / Indiana University
Perhaps it’s time to focus a bit more of our attention on the technology, industry, and visualization strategies of medical imaging.
by: Shana Agid / Sarah Lawrence College
Thoughts on Transgeneration and TV’s quest to create a viable “normal” transgender person.
by: Allison McCracken / DePaul University
What’s old is new again on television, as prime-time boy soap operas like Everwood, Jack and Bobby, Life As We Know It, Summerland, The Mountain, One Tree Hill, Smallville and The OC have come to replace girl-centered teen dramas like My So-Called Life, Popular, and Buffy.
by: Tara McPherson / University of Southern California
I have to confess that the chance to ‘look ten years younger’ in ten days has its appeal.
by: Heather Hendershot / Queens College CUNY
“It’s like Jell-O on springs!” Jack Lemmon declares as he ogles Marilyn Monroe’s fleshy derriere in Some Like It Hot (1959). Lemmon himself is in drag, and watching this film recently for the umpteenth time, I am struck again by its strange combination of heterosexual prurience and queer exuberance. I am also struck by Monroe’s plumpness.