Lyrical music has been on my mind a great deal lately, as have notions of sexism and patriarchy. My on-going conclusion is that it is as hard to find lyrical music free of racism, sexism, imperialism, ethnocentrism, as it is… Read More ›
What better time to reflect on the actual State of our Union than on the dawn of the United States’s 239th birthday. The so-classified Founding Fathers, especially with the establishment of the Constitution, essentially aimed and did recreate (and even… Read More ›
The “Got Talent” shows provide powerful mirrors of today’s cultural mores.
The following (by no means all-inclusive list) have in someway profoundly transformed my thinking and/or have had a big influence on the scholar I am today. A few are ones that I especially enjoy and appreciate. Books: Emma Brave… Read More ›
This will not be a long blog article. We all know very well that Thanksgiving is “problematic” because of its origins in the massacre of Native Americans. Indeed from 1492 until the 1890s, Europeans and their descendants did everything they could… Read More ›
As a socially, culturally constructed celebration and more recently controversial holiday, Christmas tends to receive a great deal of attention from a variety of (dis)interested parties. In the blog article below, I primarily examine the rhetoric of It’s Beginning to… Read More ›