Adjunct Faculty & Pandemic

Point #1: “Contingent” Faculty It is true the current COVID pandemic has both revealed and exacerbated the systemic problems in higher education. The first...

Long Cultural Shadows…

As I write this, J.J. Abrams’s film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has just been released. Unless you’ve been completely cut off from...

My New Book Is Out Now!

You can now order my new book Reagan’s “Boys” and the Children of the Greatest Generation: U.S. World War II Memory, 1984 and Beyond...

FB, Memory, & Zerubavel

The past few years, I’ve been consistently fascinated with Facebook’s desire to present its users with “memories”. This blog post, like many here on...

New Published Chapter

I’m happy to announce my new book chapter included within Subjective Experiences of Interactive Nostalgia edited by Ryan Lizardi. It is available NOW from...

Temporal Agenda Setting

This is truly a short, incomplete “blog” post. Usually the posts found here on my personal website are fleshed out, edited, short-form articles and...

P.M. Collegiate Architecture

It is a time of great change on US collegiate campuses. The crushing effect of debt accrued by the average undergraduate hinders a college’s...

Viacom’s MTV Archive

Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment was the original owner of MTV, launched in 1981, and eventually sold the network to Viacom (first announced in 1985). There...

When Popular Culture Historicizes Itself

If you’ve read my earlier post titled Pop Bands Mythologizing Themselves, this entry may feel familiar. The previous post was limited to only “pop”...

Pop Bands Mythologizing Themselves

Definition sticklers will call me out on my use of the term “pop” when really I mean rock, pop, R&B, etc., but pop or...