This book proves its usefulness in its good timing. Coleman and Weaver investigate the numerous pop cultural pieces here, analyzing how specific treatments reflect attitudes of society at large.
A Cultural History of the Chinese Language by Sharron Gu attempts to provide a means for non-specialists to approach Chinese, not from the technical and scientific discipline of linguistics, but from the discipline of literary history.
Author’s Note: I wrote this for the Smart Pop Books essay contest featuring Joss Whedon’s beloved-but-canceled TV series Dollhouse. Since they did not choose my essay, I am posting it here on my… Continue reading
“Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” Things get complicated. Due to the unprecedented awesomeness of Dollhouse, I’ve decided to forgo writing any more Dollhouse Riffs until Season Two concludes. As you know, dear… Continue reading
Good bye, Echo. Sent to the Attic Echo: Everyone’s unhappy today. Topher: Somebody put her tiny little thinking cap on! Spy in the House of Love The inevitable has occurred. Dollhouse, the science… Continue reading
Commodities and human labor-power Arrows and Aphorisms “Remember Jamie Leigh Jones, the Halliburton/KBR contractor who alleged she was gang raped by her co-workers in Iraq and then imprisoned in a shipping container after… Continue reading
Belle Chose Dollhouse’s third episode into the season explores the issues of performance and gender. Entitled Belle Chose (French for “Pretty Things”), the episode begins with a bizarre performance of sorts. A weird… Continue reading
Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse opened with the episodes “Vows” and “Instinct,” bringing new faces like Jamie Bamber and Alexis Denisof. The season also began with a critique of two idols within the conservative mindset:… Continue reading
Los Angeles, 2019: Another ‘Verse. Another Vision. More Human Than Human. L to R: Scut Farkas, Little Miss Sunshine, Codex. Apocalypse Now That’s What I Call Entertainment The TV series Dollhouse faces a… Continue reading
In the next few days, I’ll be posting another Dollhouse Riff. Riff #3 will focus on the unaired episode “epitaph one” and how it relates to the Dollhouse Canon. I will also write… Continue reading