"As someone who moved to New York City seven months ago, I’m aware that it could be a daunting experience." Criticism.
"'Food porn' describes an obsession with all things food, and the term has saturated the vocabulary of Americans like golden butter on thick toast."
A look at the relationship between crime, policing, and the self-appointed bringer of justice in the Baltimore of popular culture.
"Observation . . . enable[s] the city-dweller to be curious about the world and see urban space in a new light."
"What will the power of surveillance machines be used for? Will we remember that we are being watched?" An encounter with artist Addie Wagenknecht's exhibit Shellshock.
"Does the ethically reprehensible content of the film mean that it does not possess aesthetic value?" A study of Pier Pasolini's Salò.
"But how do the derivatives of the accidental, representative ‘poor image’ function?" An analysis of Rebecca Black.
"Nabokov creates quite a web for his readers, meant to at once ensnare them through Humbert’s beckoning, but also by revealing the web itself through his aesthetic manipulation of language as a medium." An essay on the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Lolita.