"Sex dolls illustrate the close relationship between patriarchy and commodity capitalism, as they both are built on ownership and objectification." A look at the potentials and pitfalls of the growing sex-tech industry.
"When something is named, it’s perceived as a bounded entity placed within a stream of time, rather than a process." So how can language apprehend concepts of the infinite?
The story Othello tells about himself (to himself and to the audience) is crucial because only that which is verbalized becomes real.
A brief introduction to the traditional Zen Buddhist form of walking meditation in the form of a zine.
"Individualism is an American value, part of a democratic ideal, but it often impedes sacrifice and truly loving one’s kin." A look at self in community in Tony Kushner's Angels in America.
"In Shakespeare's Othello the binary of lightness and darkness parallel notions of the 'ideal' and the 'other.'"
“Dilma Rousseff’s public persona as head of state threatened traditional values. Thus, her impeachment was a twofold attack from the Right.”
“Othello, no matter how respected or how much he can claim the privileges of whiteness, cannot escape his blackness.”
“It is unavoidable that the world would force itself into Stevens's work—one cannot live in the world and not be a part of it.” On Wallace Stevens's war poem, “Martial Cadenza.”
"The story of Joan of Arc concludes much like any slasher film, with the spectacularized mutilation of a female body."