Is the cultural moment of the bromance really indicative of increased mainstream acceptance of homosexual norms and behavior, or is it just the status quo in new, more homoerotic clothes?
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As loljoker contest submissions have continued to roll in, an interesting pattern has emerged; there are lots of lulz about Heath, Romero, and (as you’ll see in this post) the comic book and lego incarnations of the Joker, there has … Continued
Over the past two weeks, much digital ink has been spilled about the political meanings and messages embedded in The Dark Knight. In this particular corner of the intertubes, considerable (over)thought has gone into dissecting the layers of philosophy in … Continued
Comparing Lil Wayne to Jay-Z has become the favorite sport of music writers covering Wayne’s new album, Tha Carter III, starting with its leak on May 31 and continuing through the album’s release earlier this week. Some of these comparisons … Continued
It is natural to think of Whitesnake entirely in the past tense; one only ever encounters them duringkaraoke nights, Vh1 Best-Of countdowns, and the occasional feminist musicology/culture studies article. As a result, it is easy to reify the band in … Continued
Even as McDonalds continues to evoke freedom fries francophobia in new advertisements, there are signs that the popular culture has moved on, and that we are on the brink of a new era in French-American relations. The ambassador of this … Continued
Last week, I was sitting in a bar in the village of Ngare Ndare in northern Kenya, nursing a Krest Bitter Lemon, and listening to the radio. The radio was tuned to Metro FM, “Kenya’s House of Reggae.” Amidst the … Continued