A Not-So-Brief History of Time: Meme Archaeology

Everybody knows what a meme is and can give examples of one, but did you know there’s actually a scholarly definition for it? In 1976, a meme was defined as something that “conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation”—in other words, it’s a piece of cultural information that gets passed on, sort of like a more-benign form of … Continue reading A Not-So-Brief History of Time: Meme Archaeology

‘Hua Mulan’: The Live-Action Mulan Movie We Already Have

After several less-than-stellar live-action Disney adaptations, I’m about to call it quits when it come to this new Disney movie trend. Except we’ve been promised a live-action Mulan movie. Since news broke of the adaptation, I’ve been stoked to see if Disney will do justice to the Mulan story, giving us live-action Shang and a thrilling, historically accurate story. Until I watched a 2009 Chinese … Continue reading ‘Hua Mulan’: The Live-Action Mulan Movie We Already Have