Female Celebrities Behaving Oddly? It Must Be Mental Illness!

My pal Ouyang Dan from FWD/Forward has written two great posts recently talking about the way the public devours celebrity, and specifically about the way in which the public frames female celebrity. “The Public Consumption of Britney” is up over at Bitch Magazine, and “On Speculation and Boundaries…” was published at FWD after the unexpected […]

Controversy: In the Eye of the Beholder, Apparently

Every year in the United States, there’s a large sporting event called the Superbowl, which I generally ignore, in keeping with my policy of ignoring sports as a whole. However, even I must acknowledge that this event has a profound impact on the culture and society of the United States, and that much of this […]

Abortion on Television: Whose Choice?

37 years ago, Roe versus Wade made waves in the United States, and, last week, Bones and Private Practice both explored pregnancy and abortion[1. Apparently Friday Night Lights did as well, but I don’t watch that show, so I didn’t want to suddenly start writing about it since I know nothing about the show’s history […]