"Here’s Looking at You, Danny: Gazing and Scripting in Season 3 of The Mindy Project" by Katie Landers

"Through the episode’s ongoing insistence on narratives that are both female-oriented and female-originated, Kaling takes her oft-discussed focus on the romantic comedy one step further."

Ethos Journal Issue 1.2 is Live

We're pleased to announce the release of Ethos Journal Issue 1.2, "The Academy and Its Futures." This issue encourages an open and critical consideration of ways to reform our academic institutions.

"Hillary Clinton, The Beetlejuice Candidate" by Martin Caver

"We need her tenacity, we need her tirelessness, we need her to make decisions we don’t want her to have to make and defend things that perhaps only she can."

"Forget the Alamo; Remember Pilar" by Ben Railton

"There are lots of reasons why I’d argue Lone Star should be viewed by all Americans, but if I had to boil those down to just one as well, I’d definitely go with the hugely representative character of Pilar Cruz (Elizabeth Peña)."

"Parenthood and Caring-Compatible Selfishness" by Rhys Southan

"[I]f we’ve lost a once-significant selfish reason for having kids, as Sarah Perry alleges, this raises the obvious question of why so many people still want children."

Forum: Cultural Interventions

“Cultural Interventions” is interested in the ways in which culture (pop or otherwise) informs our economics, politics, and our daily judgments.

Forum: Intellectual Spaces

“Intellectual Spaces” explores those institutional centers in which social conventions condense and become organized structures.

Ethos Journal

Our journal serves as a venue for public intellectuals to consider the arts and humanities as powerful forces that help to configure our economics, politics, and everyday existence.
Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals ARH_bluesupported by the Institute for Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This digital project provides a space for debating—and indeed producing—powerful cultural ideas through our weekly forums and a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal.

Interested in writing for Ethos? We're seeking contributions from authors interested in topics about the arts, humanities, or public ethics. Many of our contributors are faculty members at universities, graduate students, artists, teachers, or regular bloggers. We welcome interesting topics and posts for consideration. Our weekly forum posts typically run from 300-700 words. If you would like to submit a post, please email Ben Mangrum (bmangrum@email.unc.edu) or Katie Walker (walkerkn@email.unc.edu) with an idea or post.