Shakespeare and Black Atlanta, 1916

This post originally appeared as a blog for the Atlanta Studies Network.   Shakespeare in Black and White: Atlanta, 1916 Justin Shaw   In 2016, like many other cities across the nation and around the globe, Atlanta played host to a year of celebrations commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. But ...

A Hard Look at ‘The Magicians’

04. January 2017 On Various Subjects 0
I was going to write a post about my issues with one of my favorite TV shows, The Walking Dead. I just finished binge watching the last several episodes of the current season. But I got sidetracked when I stumbled upon a little new show called The Magicians on SyFy (well, I found it on ...

The Curious Race/Case of Lil’ Wayne

03. November 2016 On Various Subjects 0
[This essay includes some derogatory language that may be unsuitable for some.] This whole Lil’ Wayne situation has got me thinking a lot about the intersection of race and class. Here’s a recap for those who don’t know: Recently, the rapper (and now author) sat down with ABC correspondent Linsey Davis on Nightline for an ...

Beasts of the Southwestern Wild

[I wrote this back in 2013, when I first moved to Houston to begin my Master’s program at UH.]   It’s been seven long months now since I moved into the jungle, at least I think it’s been that long. I don’t know. I’ve lost trackĀ of the time. I wasn’t left here, or sent here, ...