Dr. Geek: The Fractured Nature of Fandoms

Here we are in the United States of America, having just gotten past yet another July 4th holiday weekend, where you are required to show your official fandom as being an American patriot through draping yourself and your belongings with the flag, eating and drinking as much as you can with the people you love, and crowing over the explosions […]

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Great Moments in Cinema: The Grapes of Wrath

Hey everyone…just a quick one today, since I’m writing this one on the Fourth of July and have better things to do, like walk around the neighborhood and watch people celebrate American independence by firing off fireworks made in China.  Plus, you’re probably all hung over from celebrating America’s enduring awesomeness, and probably so bleary-eyed you can’t really focus on […]

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Dr. Geek: The Fetishistic Turn in My Little Pony

Almost a year ago, I first discovered that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is an amazing show that is capable of generating a fandom that crosses both gendered and generational lines.  However, crossing and pushing these borders causes consternation about the bronies who organize because of it.  However, bronies appear to welcome their challenge to social and cultural notions about what […]

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Dr. Geek: Smart Clothes and Cybernetic Fashions

One of my favorite movies of all time is Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future.  When I was young, the movie blew me away, and I had a total crush on Michael J. Fox.  I even tried to conceptualize how to make the flight conversion on cars work, and sent a letter to the President of the United States with my […]

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