Book Review: what is East and what is West?

In Mathias Enard’s novel “Compass” the elusive specter of the East is fully exposed. However, not in a way that would satisfy the obsessed orientalist. From the opening lines of the follow-up to Enard’s masterpiece “Zone,” “Compass” thrills the reader lyrically and incites debate over the true homogeneity of both Western demography and culture. “We Continue Reading

75th Golden Globes

The Golden Globes has been home to many iconic fashion moments, but this year celebrities put aside their captivating wardrobes to dominate the event by one color: black. A-list actors and actresses traveled to Beverly Hills to attend the annual ceremony which is a major part of the film industry’s awards season, but this year, Continue Reading

LGBTQ Art in 2017

In 2017 there has been a rise in appraisal for art made by the LGBTQ community. Something that was once shunned in the past has been taken into the spotlight. As a group that has received a lot of hatred and criticism their artwork vibrantly expresses frustration and hardship faced in the LGBTQ community. Here Continue Reading

Annals of fake news: Greece 1952

Inauguration crowds, Pizzagate, illegal voting: these subjects can all be hailed as the cream of the fake news crop. In today’s time of questionable government statements (or tweets) and pseudo-journalism, the divide between the real and the imagined is shrinking. The boundaries of reality, or the contradicting folds of the abstract which threaten it, are Continue Reading