Prairie Plants or How To Distinguish Between The One With The Purple Flowers and That Other One With Purple Flowers

In addition to watching 80s Dance movies, this summer I have¬† job working in the Hernandez Lab! Huzzah! So far we've been doing¬† a lot of really cool projects with the GRASS experiment which is looking at the effects of the presence or absence of two big C4 grasses. We also came up with a … Continue reading Prairie Plants or How To Distinguish Between The One With The Purple Flowers and That Other One With Purple Flowers

Dirty Dancing and Frozen: What Have We Learned in 26 Years? Part 1 of 3

In my earlier post, I made the argument that 1) Dirty Dancing is a disguised fairy tale, and 2) it deserves more consideration than it has previously received. So how about a comparison with one of the most popular fairy tales turned film in recent years? Here's the story: two sisters are brought into conflict … Continue reading Dirty Dancing and Frozen: What Have We Learned in 26 Years? Part 1 of 3

Once Upon the Time of My Life: Dirty Dancing as a Fairy Tale

As any of my housemates could happily inform you, I've been on a bit of a Dirty Dancing kick recently. At first, I was confused as to why, until I realized several things: 1) Dirty Dancing has an incredible soundtrack: Otis Redding, Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons, The Drifters, Patrick Swayze singing "She's Like … Continue reading Once Upon the Time of My Life: Dirty Dancing as a Fairy Tale