A young man (Paul Atreides) looks moody against a bleak landscape in which spaceships fill the sky

Maybe Dune, a Story about a White Superman Created by a Eugenics Program, is Not the Film We Need Right Now

I have been lolling the Dune trailer around in my mouth. I was a huge fan of the novel when I read it in high school. I even wrote a term paper on it (much to the intense confusion of my sophomore English teacher). But the trailer that has everyone so excited, has instead left …

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Dedication

I’d like to talk a bit about the dedication for my new book The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination: Memory, Film, and Medievalism. For most people who write books, the dedication page is often a personal, private thing. Right now, I feel as though that’s a luxury I can’t quite afford. I want people to know what it means.

Losing Home

The UK government has turned on its foreign students. It is spitting in the face of those who just want to better themselves. What do you do when your home slams the door?

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