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Some Reflections on *Gone Girl*

A recent Time Magazine review of David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl, asks whether the story should be viewed as a misogynistic text or as a feminist one. 2,055 more words

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The National Anthem

In the first episode of Black Mirror, a terrorist kidnaps the princess of England – Princess Susannah – and demands, in return for her safety – that the Prime Minster, Michael Callow, have sex with a pig on live television at 4pm. 1,115 more words

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Surveillance Vs. Pleasure

Neil Postman begins Amusing Ourselves to Death by distinguishing between 1984 and Brave New World. Each book presents a different vision of the dystopian future. 615 more words

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The New Perverse, Permissively Authoritarian Society (Prelude to an Investigation of Black Mirror)

Zizek and the End of the World

A couple of years ago, I introduced Slavoj Zizek at a talk he gave at Toronto City Hall, part of a Nuit Blanche Symposium called, “Until the End of the World.” At the end of his talk, and against those who claim that change is impossible, Zizek made the following remark: “if we let things change the way they  1,094 more words

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At home with Utopia

“I’ve seen what people are capable of when they’re in desperate situations. Are we really so far from that point already?” – Philip Carvel, Utopia, episode 6… 833 more words

Something missing - Cape Cod Reflections

#capecod living

A video posted by Joseph (@josephinbk) on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:25pm PDT

We got to P-Town around 6 PM. We parked in a municipal lot and took the cooler from the trunk.

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Reform or revolution?

With the exciting results of the RIC National Canvas now in, the momentum for a Yes vote is building up. It is beginning to look like history will be made on 18 September. 1,017 more words