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Cultural Studies

AIDS Nostalgia and 1991's Someone Else From Queens Is Queer

Christopher Murray | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

I never saw a performance of Someone Else From Queens Is Queer, the 1991 solo show of AIDS activist and health policy enfant terrible Richard Elovich, but know it from the text published in the journal Theatre in the summer 1993 issue, which I've always kept a copy of and read every few years.

Why It's Time for Galleries to Dump the Jargon

Christina Patterson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

You might think that it was fine for art sometimes to "question" things, but that most of the "questions" that were being raised were questions that had been raised in art quite a lot before.

The Official Art of Capitalist Society

William M. O'Barr | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media
William M. O'Barr

One effort at defining advertising -- this modern phenomenon that is so much a part of contemporary life -- stands above all others. The British social theorist Raymond Williams dubbed it the official art of capitalist society. In doing so, he located it in time, place, and history.

Angry Birds: Tarzan of the Apps

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology
Tom Alderman

Created by Finland's small mobile game developer, Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds is a digital phenomenon. It has been downloaded an estimated 50 million times by people of all ages.

Open Letter to American Girl

John Riofrio | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
John Riofrio

We received our first issue of American Girl magazine earlier this summer and, to be frank, I'm concerned.