Book Acquired Recently: Fifty Shades of Grey

James, E L. Fifty Shades of Grey. 2011. New York: Vintage, 2012. I bought this book because a student of mine wants to write an essay about it and its popularity. I have heard that it is written horribly and would not read it on my own, but will do so for professional reasons. I feel aContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Fifty Shades of Grey”

The Polymath or, The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

The Polymath or, The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman. Delany is my favorite writer, but I’ve never been fortunate enough to hear him speak, so it was wonderful to see this film, which is made up almost exclusively of Delany talking about his life and writing. Although the film itself is ratherContinue reading “The Polymath or, The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman”

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

For some reason I had Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” in my head this afternoon, which is one of my favorite guilty pleasures from the ’80s. I have never seen the video, so I thought I would check it out. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A&ob=av3e It is well worth 4:26 of your time.Continue reading “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”