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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Representation and Misogyny

Spoiler warning, obviously!

I don’t expect much these days. Usually I’d look at a film like DOTPOTA and be resentfully satisfied with its single example of a female character with at least some depth, and its few people (well, men. 622 more words

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Dancing with the Elephant - 'Invincible'

A wealth of articles and discussions relating to Michael Jackson’s 2001 release, Invincible.  Willa Stillwater and Joie Collins take us through the intricacies of Invincible’s  30 more words

Michael Jackson

Kitty, Joshua and "Dirt"

I ran into Kitty on the subway headed into Cambridge. She had just arrived from New York and was fully equipped with backpack, sleeping bag, and a monstrously huge dog wearing saddlebags whose name I forget but was, she told me, half Rottweiler and half pit bull. 423 more words


In Defense of Flash: A Homage to Harsh Lighting

There are few things that announce a photographer’s presence more than a camera’s flash does. That blinding flare of pure white light has been photographers’ beacon since its introduction to the medium in the late 19th century. 536 more words

Out There

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Flash photography was first developed in 1887 (using flash powder), a technology that allowed Jacob Riis and other photographers to capture visual representations of spaces that were formerly unrepresentable due to lack of natural light. Riis published his study of the New York City tenements, How The Other Half Lives, in 1890. Early in this text, he describes a scene in which his use of flash photography accidentally sets a tenement room on fire. This incident betrays a violence that underlies certain forms of representation and the fact that some spaces are powerful to the extent that they are unavailable for capture. This exhibit on harsh lighting gestures toward the potentially lethal attempt to bring otherwise inaccessible processes and modes of being to light with its contention that there are "few things that announce a photographer's presence more than a camera's flash does."

The Next Question...

Journalism used to include “the next question. When a news reporter/caster/interviewer asked something like, “What do you think will happen now that the Federal Appeals court has ruled that the federal government cannot provide subsidies for low income Americans through a federal exchange?” (Of course you wouldn’t really hear this question either. 485 more words

Affordable Care Act

On fiction

I’m gonna give my aimless love
My angry heart
My desire
I woke with wings from lucid dreams
I knew the reason I felt hollow…

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But Are You a Match? Six Things to Consider Before Accepting Representation: Prt 2/6--WHAT ARE THEY INTERESTED IN?

Part Two of the series BUT ARE YOU A MATCH? (prt 1 here) could also be called:

Because different agents have different ideas about what his/her role is as your representative. 522 more words