The intersection of pop culture, technology, and nonsense ripe for reflection
Perspective can shape behavior. This article offers a whimsical, and potentially inspiring, look at life.
A brief exercise in estrangement focused on the FIFA World Cup via three lenses.
Some thoughts on inclusivity and assessment within the writing community prompted by an AWP panel discussion.
There is liberty in fiction. Robert Coover's "The Babysitter" inspires creative readings and debate.
Seriously, I write these when I'm not focusing nor sleeping. And usually when I'm having way too much fun thinking. Keep in mind the details are in your mind.
Ecosystem has become a commonplace, if not throwaway, term. Despite the ubiquity of films, fascinating thought about the reality of ecosystems can be found in mainstream films. Some of of those ideas beg intriguing, if concerning, implications for the "real" world.
Learn how the opening sequence of "The Night Eats the World" is a rich text for reading far more deeply into the scene than most would care.
Benjamin is a neural-network. Benjamin is a screen writer. "Sunspring," Benjamin's first screenplay, is a rich, short text worth a moment if humanly possible.
An exploration of deviance and realities of a societal structuring might not be the usual reading of a horrifying drama film. But, "Raw," written and directed by Julia Ducournau, takes the viewer deep.
The details, and lack of details, within some films require considerable, imaginative dexterity to hold together in any frame short of irrealism. Those feats of imagination can be enjoyable to consider in retrospect.