Director James Whale picked up on the potential for commentary on eugenics in Shelley’s novel, an idea and practice that did not yet exist in Shelley’s lifetime.
"The discussion of aesthetics and ethics in Nabokov’s Lolita is evidently a controversial one, seeing as the book continues to be regarded as a noteworthy work, yet some find its content simply too appalling to be enjoyable."
Seen in light of the modern concept of “self-care” through escape, the first chapter of Moby Dick offers a powerful commentary on mental health.
Is Director Alex Garland aware of how he abuses Kyoko and the impressions that the abuse leaves in the viewer?
Mainstream drag culture in 2018 could not be further removed from the art form’s roots. How did we get here?
Eight years after the release of Tyler, The Creator's "Yonkers," the skateboarding teenagers from Ladera Heights, who liked eating roaches and pissing off authority, are cited as one of the most influential groups of the decade.
“Why is disability still a mark of stain, not mark of existence, of wonderfulness, or of diverse perspectives?”
"The human mind is hardwired to see patterns and connections where they otherwise would not exist. Faces are one of the images that our mind most automatically construes out of irrelevant and nondescript objects, so much so that two dashes and a curve or a parking meter can easily resemble a smiley face."
"Kitsch does not portray an accurate likeness of the world; it generally reflects only the sweetest and most blameless aspects, smoothing the rough edges of reality to produce an image of perfection."
The Office is not just a TV show about funny personalities; it is the prototypical story of a small business in an increasingly monopolized, neoliberal economy.
The Winter Soldier testimonies of 1971 and 2008 demonstrate the detrimental effects of gendered roles in times of war.