Instagram travel influencers “produce strikingly similar images, creating a recognizable system of signs on their feeds that create knowledge of the cultures they depict.”
In 'Questions of Travel' Elizabeth Bishop's talent for assiduous observation becomes even more pronounced in the face of uncertainty.
"'The Man-Moth' and 'Varick Street' are urban nightscapes, depicting a dark double of the world perceived in the light."
In the quest to restore a healthy relationship with nature, contemporary civilizations could look to hunter-gatherer societies.
"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.”