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From Hope-Punk to Speculative Fiction: TGA 2020 Round-Up

Emma Louise Backe , January 4th, 2021


Believe it or not, we started 2020 with the proposition of Hope-Punk, the possibilities that could emerge through the disposition of hope. Throughout this year, we’ve explored how…


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2019 in Review: Hopepunk

Emma Louise Backe , January 1st, 2020


By Emma Louise Backe Avengers: Infinity War (2018)—the penultimate movie in the Avengers Marvel franchise—ended in defeat, the assorted heroes unable to stop Thanos from using the Infinity…


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TGA Editors’ Picks: Favorite Posts of 2018

Emma Louise Backe , January 2nd, 2019


Like the maelstrom of political media, 2018 was also an eventful year for anthropology. Anthropology Twitter was kept occupied with conversations about the rejection of an apolitical research…


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TGA’s 2018 Holiday Wishlist

Emma Louise Backe , December 23rd, 2018


Struggling with what to get friends or family members this holiday season? Don’t know what to ask for yourself (apart from a device that will help you get…


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Colossal: The 2017 Monster Movie About Abuse You Might Have Missed

Emma Louise Backe , January 19th, 2018


By Emma Louise Backe 2017 was a year for grappling with monstrosity, the deeds and discourses perpetrated by private citizens and public officials, as well as the explosion…


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Are You Not Entertained: TGA’s Favorite 2016 Movies, Television & Media

Emma Louise Backe , January 4th, 2017


In 2015, mainstream geek culture began to emerge as more than simply a popular and bankable enterprise–throughout the year, creative projects in the genre provided models of diversity…


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Halloween Horrorshow: Donald Trump is a Tulpa

Emma Louise Backe , October 31st, 2016


It’s fair to say that Halloween is one of TGA’s favorite holidays—between the spooky folklore and urban legends, constellation of costumes, and rumors of supernatural activity, Halloween seems…


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Oscar Watch: Geeky Nominations & Movies That Should Have Been Nominated

Emma Louise Backe , February 26th, 2016


By Emma Louise Backe 2016 Oscars season is rife with controversy. While the Oscars, like the SAT’s, are known to be somewhat of a rigged system–one that depends…


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Halloween is for Anthropologists

Emma Louise Backe , October 31st, 2015


By Emma Louise Backe Halloween, it seems, was made for anthropologists. While many anthropologists devote their time in the field to studying supernatural belief systems, arcane rituals or…


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Frightening Fictions: Lore Podcast Review

Emma Louise Backe , August 28th, 2015


By Emma Louise Backe Journalists are widely speculating that we live in the “Golden Age” of podcasts, ushered in by the success of podcasts like Serial or Invisibilia….


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It Belongs In A Museum: Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology Review

Emma Louise Backe , August 14th, 2015


By Emma Louise Backe Although Indiana Jones is a beloved cinematic figure—the consummate swashbuckling archaeologist—his representation of archaeological theories and methodologies has been a point of…


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Respectable Magic

Emma Louise Backe , August 6th, 2015


By Emma Louise Backe Magic has returned to England. This past summer, two shows in particular dealt explicitly with the problem of magic, Penny Dreadful and the BBC…


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A Geek’s Guide to Washington D.C.’s AwesomeCon

Emma Louise Backe , May 28th, 2015


By Emma Louise Backe Awesome Con is in Washington, D.C. this weekend and I can’t wait to see the Metro flooded with cyborgs, otaku and every version of…


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