James XIV

When it was announced the David Boren would be stepping down from his role as the beloved president of the University of Oklahoma, there was every bit of the expected outcry from the student body. However, that initial rush of interest piqued quickly; very few of the OU students who expressed such dismay at DBo’s …

A Pirate’s Life for Me…and You…and the Vast Majority of Media Consumers from 1999 to the Present

What key terms come to mind when you hear the word “piracy”? Johnny Depp’s beloved movie franchise? An MLB team that was one Andrew McCutchen away from deserving relegation to Triple A ball? (He’s gone now, Pittsburgh. Better wait for football season.) Perhaps Somalians? Following the invention of the MP3 and compressed sound encoding, piracy …

“Show Time Spanish” Podcast

Lesson 05 – Show Time Spanish (Telenovela) Recently, at the recommendation of my Spanish professor, I’ve been listening to RadioLingua’s “Show Time Spanish” podcast. The podcast–as the name suggests–is primarily conducted en español; perfect for honing my listening skills as a Spanish minor. I’ve tried many times to find interesting, accessible resources to help practice my Spanish. …

“Mindhunter” and the Shadow-Self: An Argument

If you haven’t seen Netflix’s “Mindhunter” yet, do yourself a favor: watch it. Between classes, doing laundry, on the treadmill, whatever. It’s heavily dialogue-driven and, while that may be a turn off for some, David Fincher (Se7ven, Zodiac, Fight Club, The Social Network, etc.) serves as an executive producer and director for the show. If …