Category: Words

Keyword of the Week: Revolution

This week Americans celebrated Independence Day. But freedom comes in many forms, and is won in many fashions. So we looked back to our coverage of revolutions, filling our Public Bookshelf with ...

Shoptalk: Overheard at ICA

This May over three and a half thousand scholars descended on Prague for the International Communications Association Conference. In between the thousands ...

Beautiful Games?

In the early ’90s, cable TV reached the Vermont woods. The wire running up our dirt road brought MTV, C-SPAN, and a regional station called the New England Sports Network (NESN), which aired ...

Keyword of the Week: Pride

In tough times, LGBT Pride Month never fails to brighten our hearts. So we looked back to our coverage of pride, filling our Public Bookshelf with articles on a queered Choose-Your-Own ...

We See You, Race Women

When I was in graduate school, whenever a black woman scholar presented her work a peculiar phenomenon emerged: peers always and only remarked on the speaker’s person, rather than on her ideas. At ...

May 1968 @50

On April 27, 2018, a hundred people showed up at Columbia University to talk about the French student and worker revolts of May–June 1968. Many such conferences are taking place around the world to ...

For the Love of Doughnuts

On the surface, Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie tells the story of Minerva and Cal, who fall in love with each other. Really, though, Bet Me is a story about a fat woman ...