Some Thoughts on the Internet Petition to Get George Lucas to Direct Episode 9

When I saw episode 7 I was elated. Excited and eager to see episode 8 and I’m pretty sure I teared up a few times during the film. That said I never had that reaction to episode 1,2 or 3 all of which I saw in theaters. There are huge differences in these films most … More Some Thoughts on the Internet Petition to Get George Lucas to Direct Episode 9

Globalization and Identity

The logical outcome of modernism is Globalization. The complex networking of nations through economic commerce creates a new cosmopolitan society. Though Peter Wagner brings up the issues surrounding globalization. He doesn’t bring up explicitly the identity that is created through globalization. This I’m calling the cosmopolitan identity. What I want to explore is the effects … More Globalization and Identity

Postmodern Art’s Ability to Critique Capitalism

  The theorists and philosophers in the continental wing are thinking of new ways to apply aesthetics. The idea of how to convey beauty, meaning through art. There’s an argument about what postmodernism does to art. There’s a concern about the ideological potency of art to critique culture and in so doing create a new … More Postmodern Art’s Ability to Critique Capitalism

The Failure of Ideology as it relates the novel The Singing Grass

Fiction accomplishes many things. It gives an understanding of the world. It engages with problems that everyone has to face. It entertains by telling a story and through the story we understand something of ourselves. Writers go through a lot to write these tales. Whether it’s getting up at dawn finishing at noon to get … More The Failure of Ideology as it relates the novel The Singing Grass

Documentary Review: Darwin’s Nightmare

Darwin’s Nightmare is a controversial film about the effects of globalization. The more specific it’s about the trading practices between a company from the Ukraine gathering Nile perch, a type of fish, from lake Victoria from Tanzania. The film shocks, it appalls, it is thoughtful it covers multiple angles in order to show the devastating … More Documentary Review: Darwin’s Nightmare