Sexist and formulaic or a harmless guilty pleasure? What are your assumptions about romance novels? On this week's show we're digging into the stereotypes and critiques of the romance genre. Author Eloisa James weighs in and talks about how the tides are changing for writers and readers in the genre.
This week’s show is all about food and how it’s more than just a source of energy. Food can shape our bodies, identity, and culture. Jonathon Appels teaches a class at Fordham called ‘You Are What You Eat: The Anthropology of Food.’ He talks about the lack of discourse around food culture, and his own experience with food. Also, Emma Boast (program director at the Museum of Food and Drink) talks about a project aimed at opening a food museum in New York City.
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This week on Fordham Conversations we look at Ecology in the Concrete Jungle. Fordham Ecology graduate student William Haffey talks about testing the effectiveness of bird friendly glass. Urban Ecologist and Fordham PHd Candidate Jason Aloisio discusses why City's are usually warmer than other areas and how to decrease your carbon footprint.
Music In The Show (Order of Appearance):
American Boy (Instrumental) - Estelle
This week on Fordham Conversations we hear from Human rights attorney Almudena Bernabeu. She has prosecuted some of the worst perpetrators of crimes against humanity as an International Attorney and Transitional Justice Program Director for The Center for Justice and Accountability. Almudena was also in the documentary How To Nail A Dictator and was on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People.
New York Harbor has a long history that starts way back in the 1600s. It’s home to all kinds of species and wildlife, but throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the harbor was filled with trash and sewage sending the harbor on a downward trajectory. But now, it’s making a comeback and things are looking better. Today on the show we’re talking to John Waldman. He’s the author of Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor which is now available from Fordham University Press.
Also on the show, WFUV's Kris Venezia has a story about how New York's waterways can be used for transportation.
This week on Fordham Conversations, host Robin Shannon sits down for a discussion about hip hop culture. Dr. Aimee Cox, a Cultural Anthropologist and Professor of Performance and African American Studies stops by to help us understand what makes hip hop what it is.
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This week, author Linda Francis Lee talks about her new novel The Glass Kitchen. It's the story of a woman who leaves Texas after a tumultuous divorce and has to make a new life for herself in New York City with her sisters. She decides to open a restaurant reminiscent of the one her grandmother ran in Texas, called the Glass Kitchen.