A Brief Review of Néstor Almendros’s A Man with a Camera, but Mostly My Own Thoughts about Film, Art and the Human Condition
"Watching the latest Beyonce music video, "Mine," directed by Pierre Debusscherre I thought, we do strange things to tell the story of our emotions with our bodies."
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."
"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.
Do utopian societies depend on the complete subservience of a population to a rule or ruler? A look at the Eden of Paradise Lost and the global state of Brave New World.
“Why is disability still a mark of stain, not mark of existence, of wonderfulness, or of diverse perspectives?”
"It is necessary to reveal the ways that New York City theaters, often touting themselves as cultural forums and hubs for inclusivity, are both succeeding and failing in ways to meet these goals through their most visceral, visual spatial impressions."
"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.