There's something fishy about the way that storytellers generally construct gender and sexual identities within the realms of sci-fi and fantasy. For fantasy, more oftentimes than not, gendered constructions are old-school, even, dare I say, medieval. For sci-fi, this is where you find society streamlining into a more androgynous "look," as everything is sleeker, shinier, more … [Read more...] about Chasing the Unicorn: Otherworldly Love
I'm currently battling the flu, so pardon the brief thoughts for this week's blog. Science fiction, by its nature, is generally forward-thinking. There's no way to really get around that -- have you ever read or watched a sci-fi story unfold within the context of the past, or that functions within a totally retro style? There's even a specific word (retrofuture) that seeks … [Read more...] about Chasing the Unicorn: Time Elastic
There is a bit of a mystical quality to the pop culture expectation of the college ~*spring break*~: the almost constant near-nudity, the booze and drugs, the shucking off of the completely and totally demanding school life (jokes). But this spring break, a group of friends and I went to the redwood forests of NorCal to interview and film people who have lived amongst these … [Read more...] about Chasing the Unicorn: Tall Tales
Diem-Tran (Bijou) Nguyen is a senior at USC pursuing a major in history and minor in natural science. She plans on attending medical school after graduation. She is originally from Huntington Beach and is the oldest of four children. She loves working with children and animals, trying new places to eat, and traveling. Though the … [Read more...] about Male Circumcision: Should It Make The Cut?
Each week on Scrolling Scribe, editors will select their favorite archived articles and repost them for your reading pleasure. Originally published on May 22, 2012. By Michelle Dee Across various modes of media, from comic books to movies, Batman has distinguished himself from other superheroes through his unique superpower: technology. He may not have laser eyes … [Read more...] about Scrolling Scribe: Holy Engineering Feasibility, Batman!