What does it mean to be a “real American?” Artist Beverly Naidus reworks ads from the mid-twentieth-century to tell her own family’s story of immigration and uneasy assimilation. Naidus describes this series, “What Kinda Name Is That,” as a form of culture jamming, which she understands as “an aesthetic which transforms an image from popular culture, in this case an advertisement, so that it breaks the trance of the image; acts as an antidote to that trope.” To learn more, read Phil Barcio’s profile of her work and visit the artist’s blog.