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Everyday Liminality

Feb 26, 2019

Documentaries can be great tools for sharing factual information. Unlike works of fiction that are scripted, set up, and crafted to show an imaginative world, documentaries consist of raw footage from historical events, giving the viewer a sense of objectivity. But are they really objective?

Feb 19, 2019

While the protagonist is usually someone that we can identify with and emulate, sometimes they are not. In these cases, "anti-heroes" present an image of what we shouldn't do, and what might become of us if we make the wrong decisions.

Feb 12, 2019

Sometimes, movies and television present a fantastical view of reality in which everything works out for the best. Some might criticize them for being unrealistic or overly optimistic, and that might be a fair critique, but there might be something else at work: rather than portraying the world as it is, grim...

Feb 5, 2019

We often think of comedy as something we seek when we want to avoid serious issues and check out of the world. The reality is that comedy is one of the most effective devices in getting people to engage these very issues they want to avoid.