There are plenty of horror movie lists out there that will tell you to watch The Shining, Friday the 13th, and Halloween. You should. They’re classics. You don’t need a list to tell you about the classics though. Here are 31 horror movies that you’re less likely to have heard about or seen. Watch oneContinue reading “31 Horror Movies More People Should See This October”
Category Archives: Personal
2018 Top 10s in Music, TV, and Movies
Yep. Another one of those entirely subjective list of great media to check out from the preceding year. This small selection comes from a longer list of what I consumed over 2018, and I hope you enjoy(ed) some of these, too.
2018 Media Diet
I started tracking my daily media usage last year. It doesn’t include everything (academic articles, podcasts, social media usage, etc.), but it includes a lot. In 2018, I watched more than 50 seasons of television, nearly 100 movies, and read about 100 books. You have to have someway to de-stress after a busy year ofContinue reading “2018 Media Diet”
Life Update – August 2018
New wife! New running distances! New publications! New conference presentations! New semester! This list is getting less exciting as it goes on for most people, so I’ll quit with the exclamation points now. Here’s my self-indulgent detailing of the last few months. Woo-hoo.
Summer 2018 Reading List
Summertime! Let’s kick back, relax, and get nothing done! Right? Nope. On top of the whole marriage thing, I’m working my way through a large list of books to read this summer. Let me know if you have any interest in reading anything that’s coming up on the list below. I’d love to discuss someContinue reading “Summer 2018 Reading List”
Update: April 2018
At one point this semester, I think I slept maybe? Here’s some of the big stuff that’s been happening in my life lately: At the end of March, I presented my paper “Selling Nostalgia: Transmedia Storytelling in Video Game-Inspired Films” in the games studies division of the Pop Culture Association’s (PCA) National Conference in Indianapolis.Continue reading “Update: April 2018”
Reading “Infinite Jest”
Reading Infinite Jest feels like running a race. Sometimes it’s painful, frustrating, and hard to get through. Other times it’s a breeze. There were days I wanted to throw the book across the room and days I couldn’t put it down. Endurance is a large part of the process of reading it. I can’t sayContinue reading “Reading “Infinite Jest””
Update: February 2018
This winter has been busy. Much busier than any other time in grad school. I’m working a lot of 17 hour days, but I’m really loving it. I’m enrolled in 11 hours of courses that focus on the cultural industries, using Twitter as a research tool, and pedagogy. All of these topics directly speak toContinue reading “Update: February 2018”
Reading Beyond Class Requirements During Your Ph.D.
Reading takes up the majority of your time as a Ph.D. student. There is a seemingly endless amount to read for class, for research projects, and for building the general knowledge needed to succeed in the field. Throughout the first year of my Ph.D. program, I felt overwhelmed by the idea that I should beContinue reading “Reading Beyond Class Requirements During Your Ph.D.”
2017 Media Diet
I decided to track a Steven Soderbergh-esque media diet that focused on the books, televisions, movies, video games, and podcasts that I consumed over the past year. I chose these media because they contained a full story or an important section of a story. This lists only contains media I finished consuming and doesn’t haveContinue reading “2017 Media Diet”