At the beginning of the summer I wrote a post about basking in the feeling of having survived the semester. To celebrate I came to the conclusion that one of the best things I can do for my own productivity, teaching, research, and (most importantly) personal health is to have a good summer. Here are … Continue reading H.A.G.S. … I Did!
Sunning in Survival
In my own self-description, I guess what I'm trying to be is in the moment. And that's pretty new to me. No dawns. Every day just high noon. Sometimes there's a showdown; other times, iced tea. And with each there's a sunset to take a breather and to prepare to count another yesterday.
9 to 5 and the Male Gaze
As a self-identified feminist, I felt a lot of dissonance about liking movies that treat women in a way that I do not agree with at all. It was disappointing to realize the whole entertainment industry, which often is described as the most liberal industry is sexist just like society as a whole. However, I immediately thought of one movie that was different - 9 to 5.
Visual Pleasure in Mad Max: Fury Road
In this series, "The Textures of Sexuality,” we have undergraduate students from two schools considering how the body is implicated in the storytelling devices used in popular media. Baker University student Mary Tusten looks at how Mad Max: Fury Road defies phallocentrism seen in most movies and challenges us to think about why we should start … Continue reading Visual Pleasure in Mad Max: Fury Road
Holding on to Houston from Afar
Watching images of Hurricane Harvey, I’ve been able to do little but reflect on the past. I was born and raised in Houston. It may be America’s bustling fourth-largest city, but somehow I never thought the national news would feature the site of my first date, first speeding ticket, and countless other personal moments.