David Bowie and Sonic Parody

For most of my 20s and early 30s, I was an avid --some friends might even say rabid -- karaoke singer. I often sang Bowie songs, even when I knew it was a terrible idea. ("Ziggy Stardust," anyone?) "China Girl" was a staple when I sang weekly at Deon's karaoke gig at the now-defunct Irish Eyes, in... Continue Reading →


A curious conversation about ‘the war on obesity’ and biopolitics

This month, I am using the blog to work through some sticking points I encountered during my month off of writing. This one is about biopolitics and race. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to attend two presentations by Susan Greenhalgh about her new book, Fat Talk Nation.  (How one ends up... Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Egg Freezing: WTF?* Lynn Morgan and Janelle Taylor take fellow anthropologist Marcia Inhorn to task for her suggestion that her female students freeze their eggs in efforts to balance home and work life.


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