Planned Obsolescence

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Cheese

Thanks to Matt Kirschenbaum’s English 668K at the University of Maryland, I have been alerted to the fact that searching for me on JSTOR brings up my ver ... read more »

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Dear Hosting Provider

Weirdly, when our team said “let’s upgrade our server” got a message saying “we’re going to upgra ... read more »

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Running

I’ve had an on-and-off romance with running for nearly 20 years now. I came to it late; I hated running as a kid, and I avoided it as much as I could in high school. ... read more »

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Doubts

It’s not easy to write or talk about doubts. ... read more »

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Future Publishing

Back in the late spring of last year, I participated in a panel discussion on the future of publishing in visual culture studies, as part of the ... read more »

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Productivity and Goofing Off

Lately I’ve found myself in one of those periods — perhaps we might refer to it as “my forties” — in which I’m so overwhelmed with ... read more »

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Disagreement

Tim McCormick posted an ... read more »

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If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

Folks, we need to have a conversation. About Twitter. And generosity. And public shaming. ... read more »

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More on That Word

This is in part an apology for having ranted and run yesterday; between the little project I’m trying to get launched in the next couple of weeks and a meeting that took up ... read more »

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“Neoliberal”

I have come to despise the term “neoliberal,” to the extent that I’d really like to see it stricken from academic vocabularies everywhere. ... read more »