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New Jersey's governor and same-sex marriage: Shall we let the voters decide? on Jan 30, 2012 in American Studies, Minnesota, Sociology, Author features, Human Rights, Political Science, Scholarly books, GLBT StudiesBY AMY STONEAssistant professor of sociology at Trinity University in San Antonio and author of the forthcoming book Gay Rights at the Ballot BoxIn a recent article in The New York Times, “Christie Wants Voters to Decide on Gay Marriage,” New Jer...



George Lipsitz: Why Johnny Otis's death hits so hard. on Jan 23, 2012 in American Studies, Minnesota, African American Studies, Author features, , music, American historyBY GEORGE LIPSITZProfessor of black studies and sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara I knew something was wrong the second I answered the telephone and heard Tom Reed’s voice. Although it has been decades since Tom ruled the air...



What happens when churches support anti-gay ballot measures? on Jan 20, 2012 in American Studies, Minnesota, Sociology, Author features, Human Rights, Political Science, Scholarly books, GLBT StudiesBY AMY STONEAssistant professor of sociology at Trinity University in San Antonio and author of the forthcoming book Gay Rights at the Ballot BoxAccording to the recent Minnesota Star Tribune article “Priests Told Not to Voice Dissent” (January 1...



"Reality is alright, it's just messy and weird": An interview with Ian Bogost on videogames, social awareness, and the future of gaming on Jan 18, 2012 in Minnesota, Cultural Studies, Author features, Digital Culture, Media Studies, National trade books"Will innocents be caught in the cross-fire? Oh, yes. But when your secret weapon is a random act of kindness, it’s only cruel to be kind to other players...." Cruel 2 B Kind is an experimental game by Ian Bogost and Jane McGonigal. Here, Bogost, a...



Before we had the Kardashians, even before we had The Real World, we had PBS's An American Family -- the original "reality" series. on Jan 11, 2012 in Minnesota, current affairs, Scholarly books, Film Studies, Media StudiesThe real Loud family (right) meets HBO's Loud family. HBO's triple-Golden-Globe-nominated Cinema Verite takes a look behind the scenes of the filming of America's first reality TV family. Photo from http://blog.zap2it.com. Before 1973, the Loud famil...



On Home: Writing, performing, curating, replacing on Jan 4, 2012 in Minnesota, Visual Culture, Author features, Architecture, Scholarly books, Art, DesignBY JENNIFER JOHUNGAssistant professor of art history and director of the Art History Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeWith snow tracing the frozen ground, it is the first week of February in Milwaukee, WI – a high of 15 degrees and...