Tag: Cultural Studies

Maddening pleasures, subsequent silence

—Stanley I. Thangaraj March Madness is just kicking off, and ESPN has already predicted that this year’s tournament will see over $9 billion in bets and gambling. From offices to… READ MORE

Ayahuasca and the spiritual natives

—Brett Hendrickson  What do Lindsay Lohan, Sting, and hundreds of Brooklyn hipsters have in common besides their glowing personalities? They all sing the praises of ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic and psychedelic… READ MORE

Feminist ire in all the wrong places

—Suzanna Danuta Walters [This piece originally appeared at the Chronicle of Higher Education.] Vaginas keep causing trouble. The latest labial kerfuffle involves none other than the mother of all things “down… READ MORE

Book giveaway: Plucked

“Most of Earth’s mammals possess luxuriant fur. Only one seeks to remove it. Rebecca Herzig’s delightful history of hair removal in America helps explain why: smooth skin is a cultural… READ MORE