Like G at “Thanks for Not Being a Zombie”, I’m upgrading and changing the appearance of the blog. I’m still not quite satisfied, but you’re witnessing the basic new look for the chutry experiment for 2005. I’ve been using the black (or chracoal) background for such a long time that I’m still adjusting to the new appearance. There are some line-spacing problems that I need to tweak, but otherwise I’m relatively happy with the new look (mostly a default template from Moveable Type). I’m finding the width of the sidebar to be a little narrow, but that could be a problem with my monitor and browser only. Let me know if anything needs to be fixed.
I’m hoping that the white background will make it easier for me to use (or at least understand) the blog as a space for working through some of my academic research and that it will simply make my blog easier to read. I’ve been relatively focused on wrapping up the semester and preparing for MLA interviews, so haven’t had time to write as much as I would like here. Like many of us, I’m also still reeling a little from the election, and while I’ve attempted to write several blog entries about the election, moral values, or complaints to the FCC about the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, but the entries don’t seem to be doing what I want them to. In part, I’m trying to rethink my own understanding of the relationship between politics and popular culture, and I’m not sure that I’m satisfied with the language I’ve been using to describe that relationship.