Article by Annika Hagley, Roger Williams University and Michael Harrison, San Diego Mesa College The release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came in the middle of a slate of superheroic movies including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and the second in a series of X-Men prequels. Expectations for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wereContinue Reading

Article by Kelsy Burke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Many headlines in the past week have speculated publicly on the sex lives of Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki Falwell.While both Falwells have told the press that the scandal is, more or less, all Becki’s fault an investigative report in Reuters alleges that Falwell Jr. wasContinue Reading

Article by Matthew Crofts, University of Hull When Bram Stoker’s hero, Jonathan Harker, wrote a diary entry in the 1897 novel Dracula saying that the “old centuries had … powers of their own which ‘modernity’ cannot kill”, he could have had little idea how right he was. More than 120Continue Reading

Article by Emily Rothman, Boston University In 2016, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. The resolution sparked debate at the time, but for most public health experts, the idea that pornography has some relevance to our health as a society isn’t too controversial. This topicContinue Reading

Article by Lisa Z. Sigel, DePaul University “To live among the handmade,” philosopher and antiques dealer Leon Rosenstein once said, “is to live among the human.” Well, there’s nothing more human than handmade pornography. When you hear “pornography,” you might think of Playboy and Penthouse, X-rated movies and internet porn. But one typeContinue Reading