Archive for the ‘culture & society’ Category


(An interruption from our regularly scheduled programming: this post is being used as a program note for a sound installation piece I did at Wellesley. I’ll post pictures and videos of the actual piece sometime soon [here are two previews via Instagram]. But for now, a warning: much nerdiness ahead.)   The Five Colored Flag […]

Naked man at Wellesley College

How’s that for an SEO-friendly title, huh? For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to have heard the news already, there’s a statue of a balding white dude in his tighty-whities at Wellesley. It’s part of an art exhibition by Tony Matelli that will be hosted at the college until mid-June. The statue is […]


It’s kind of impressive that Seoulbeats’ review of DBSK’s latest video managed to thoroughly address both whiteness and female objectification in under 700 words. I don’t know if it’s because writing out analyses on racism and sexism over at Seoulbeats has just become routine for us, or if it’s because these isms have somehow become more common in […]

They will know we are Christians by our love

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between social justice and Christianity. The strange thing about this is that if you asked a Christian if Christianity and social justice were compatible, they would probably give you a funny look for asking such a silly question because of course Christianity and social justice are […]

Race, Broadway, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

It’s been a while since I first came across this interview that Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, West Side Story, House) did with THNKR. I rewatched it recently and it really got me thinking about the intersection of race and theatre. There’s probably no one I respect and admire more in the musical theatre world […]