Category: Guest Post

Techniques & aesthetics in 3D films of 1950s and their impact on later productions
By David A. Cook

Although I have written about 3D films before in A History of Narrative Film (HNF, W. W. Norton, 1981; 1990; 1996; 2004; 2016) – both polarized and digital – in Chapters 12 and 21 respectively, I wanted to understand stereoscopy…

Classroom 15
By Julia Mueller and Zack Demars

Some of the most memorable educators are the ones willing to throw out the syllabus in pursuit of a higher lesson. When a fourth-grade teacher in Roseburg, Oregon, did just that during the height of the Cold War, he sent…

One Night in Birdland
A Post(humorous) Review by Ron Westray
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Wahoo ‘Round Midnight This Time the Dream’s on Me Dizzy Atmosphere Night In Tunisia Move The Street Beat Out Of Nowhere Little Willie Leaps / 52nd Street Theme Ornithology I’ll Remember April / 52nd Street ThemeFats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Parker,…

Is history this time really coming to an end?

Much was heard lately about the emergence of a new Cold War between the United States and China. There is something both reassuring and disturbing about this confrontation: reassuring because we find in it something familiar and what we have…

Life in Reverse: Corollaries
By Ron Westray

“It is possible that we exist in a predominantly narcissistic society – in which people want you to love them; and then they don’t want you anymore.” I occupy these worlds: jazz and academia. The jazz world is filled with…

Digital identity, rights and citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean: who are we including and who is being left behind?

The guest author of this post is Eve Hayes de Kalaf. She is a Stipendiary Fellow at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and the author of the Anthem title ‘Legal…

Heavy Metal Women: How Gender Matters in Popular Culture

Anna S. Rogers and Mathieu Deflem What happens to women when they do something only men have traditionally been expected and accepted to do? What motivates these women to move beyond conventional mores and enter communities and subcultures that are…

Columbia Strike

The guest author of this post is Blake Stricklin. He is a lecturer at the University of Houston – Victoria and the author of ‘American Paraliterature and Other Theories to Hijack Communication’. In April 1968 students at Columbia University overtook…