Monthly Archive: January 2016


An Introduction to Mesoamerica

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL E. SMITH Editor’s Introduction Today, many poor U.S. urban neighborhoods are described as “food deserts” where residents are not even able to purchase fresh meats and vegetables. A majority of the...


John Ford’s Heirs

A THEORY OF FILM AND EMPIRE John Ford’s Heirs: Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and the Cycle of Empire Introduction Asked which American directors most appeal to him, Orson Welles answered...


Regulating Desire

GENDER AND THE LAW Regulating Desire: From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess Interview with J. Shoshanna Ehrlich (August 2015) by Lindsay M. Geller Editor’s Introduction Every society struggles with managing unruly desires,...