Hannah Quinque

Blog posts by Hannah Quinque:

Put On Your Mourning Clothes, it’s Black Friday
Set­ting the scene: Gray Novem­ber skies, sea­son­al blues at full vol­ume. This Fri­day: Black. There’s no escap­ing the loud adver­tise­ments in the shop win­dows, at bus … Continue reading Put On Your Mourning Clothes, it’s Black Friday

Native American History Month and Hostile Climates
This arti­cle has been start­ed and scrapped time and time again. An Amer­i­can stud­ies blog should run Native Amer­i­can sto­ries reg­u­lar­ly and most def­i­nite­ly for Native … Continue reading Native American History Month and Hostile Climates

A Story Beyond Words: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
LGBTQ+ Pride is usu­al­ly a cause for cel­e­bra­tion. It is meant to express the joy of being alive and being seen in a soci­ety where an … Continue reading A Story Beyond Words: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Accidental New Horizons at the North American University in the Heart of Europe
Last fall, I had the priv­i­lege of spend­ing a semes­ter abroad. What bet­ter place to go for a North Amer­i­can Stud­ies Pro­file grad­u­ate than across the pond? Even … Continue reading Accidental New Horizons at the North American University in the Heart of Europe

Hate Country Music … Why?
Con­fes­sion time: I like coun­try music. And no, I’m not being face­tious. And no, not just the alter­na­tive kind. Gimme a steel gui­tar, a ban­jo, and … Continue reading Hate Country Music … Why?

Numbers That Make You Think: Public Opinion of the United States is on the Rise
Dear Read­er, What has most sig­nif­i­cant­ly affect­ed your view of the U.S. with­in the last year? Black Lives Mat­ter protests, maybe? Well, they might have changed, … Continue reading Numbers That Make You Think: Public Opinion of the United States is on the Rise

Two Albums, a 30th Anniversary, and Some 300 Words of Applause
Do you believe in fate? I like to think I don’t, and yet I always find myself look­ing for how the pieces of real­i­ty fit togeth­er to … Continue reading Two Albums, a 30th Anniversary, and Some 300 Words of Applause

The Reviews Are In: Babylon Berlin Sets the Scene for Unusually Visionary Television, Intercontinentally
Grant­ed, Baby­lon Berlin has at its dis­po­si­tion all the means nec­es­sary to become a true block­buster. But it isn’t every day the view­er gets to expe­ri­ence … Continue reading The Reviews Are In: Babylon Berlin Sets the Scene for Unusually Visionary Television, Intercontinentally

Call Him by His Name: Rapper Lil Nas X Marks the Spot Where Viral Becomes Substantial
In the dig­i­tal infor­ma­tion age, sen­sa­tion­al­ist head­lines are all around us, all around the clock. To stand out from the gen­er­al noise even for a split sec­ond, … Continue reading Call Him by His Name: Rapper Lil Nas X Marks the Spot Where Viral Becomes Substantial

Loving pro Virginia: A Films’ Powerfully Poignant Depiction of a Family’s Longing for Home
“I wan­na move ’em back to the country. I don’t care what they do to us. I won’t raise my fam­i­ly here.” The 2016 art­house film Lov­ing, direct­ed … Continue reading Loving pro Virginia: A Films’ Powerfully Poignant Depiction of a Family’s Longing for Home