Rebekah J. Buchanan

Writer, Teacher, Researcher

For Carrie (My Favorite Princess)

A year ago a wrote a review on The Force Awakens where I talked about how much I wanted to be Princess Leia and how I appreciated how she grew … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Disney is Paying Attention with Moana

I have this love/hate relationship with Disney. I remember when I was my children’s age, gathering around our television set on Sunday nights, eating our popcorn dinner and watching The … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Teaching English is a political Act

I’m tired this week. I have spent a great deal of time reading and writing about the results of the election and what this means for our nation and our … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Case for Bob Dylan (and songwriting as literature)

The list of Nobel Prize winners in literature includes playwrights, screenwriters, investigative journalists, essayists, non-fiction writers, novelist, biographers, short story writers, poets, artists, and actors. Yet, a singer-songwriter born in … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Memories of Prince

My earliest memory of Prince was in 7th grade gym class. There was this 8th grader who was in love with Prince. She would bring her posters of this silly … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Monster!: Were-Monster that is. X-Files Episode 3, “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”

Yes, I so love X-Files and this week is my favorite: A Monster of the Week. I love how the mythology of X-Files allows for varying forms and has mixed … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Thoughts on “My Struggle”: X-Files Returns

I’ve been looking forward to the new X-Files for quite some time now. I remember sitting in the theatre, watching “I Want to Believe” (2008), and being so disappointed. I … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on David Bowie

My first David Bowie album (and it was a cassette) was “Let’s Dance.” I immediately fell in love. There was something about the music that drew me in. I was … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Principal: Schooling, Drama, and Mystery

I’ve decided to do some blogging about teachers and schooling as they are portrayed on television and in film and I’m starting things off with  The Principal, an Australian drama … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Principal–Mystery and Schooling at it’s Best

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment