"In Shakespeare's Othello the binary of lightness and darkness parallel notions of the 'ideal' and the 'other.'"
"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."
“What are the effects of the uninterrupted digital gaze on living, breathing humans in scroll culture?”
Mosaic uses its platform not as a misguided appeal to younger audiences, but as a conceptual way of exploring the thematic idea at the core of the show.
“Othello, no matter how respected or how much he can claim the privileges of whiteness, cannot escape his blackness.”
"On this disk, the Beatles have become made of dinosaur bones, and their sounds will play again and again up to the end."
"While some submitted to a fate of rereading, others went online to quench their burning thirst for more of Harry's adventures and take part in the tradition of fan fiction."
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend protagonist Rebecca acknowledges the unhealthy nature of her actions while blatantly excusing said actions time and time again. She knows better, and she doesn’t."
"Both are on the cusp of something: Elio is about to enter manhood, and Oliver is letting go of the last impulses of boyhood. In this hazy becoming and un-becoming, they find each other, and what seems to make them different also makes them exactly the same."
“A photograph is not a moment; it is a single representation of a moment, influenced entirely by the eye behind the lens.”
“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.”
Lucas had, metaphorically speaking, taken a crayon to the Star Warsnegatives and scribbled all over them.