Month: May 2017

Literary Television: Don Draper Descends Through Dante’s Inferno

This is the fifth in a series of posts enti­tled Con­ver­sa­tions Between TV and Lit­er­a­ture. In each entry, I will explore lit­er­ary allu­sions on spe­cif­ic tele­vi­sion shows and the result­ing inter­tex­tu­al­i­ty between the two works. Mad Men was known for its lib­er­al usage of lit­er­ary allu­sions, most of which […] Click here to view orig­i­nal web page at...

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Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman Is Best DCEU Entry, But It’s No True Marvel

Gal Gadot as Diana in the action adven­ture “Won­der Woman.” For weeks, word has been pour­ing out of advanced screen­ings that “Won­der Woman” — the over­due big-screen debut of the pow­er­ful and icon­ic female super­hero — is the best of the movies in Warn­er Bros. Pic­tures’ and DC Comics’ […] Click here to view orig­i­nal web page at...

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Interview: Luke Wright, Spoken-word Poet Of ‘The Toll’

Luke Wright is one of the UK’s best spo­ken-word poets. That’s the safe thing to say. The right thing to say is that he eludes all attempts at def­i­n­i­tion, let alone com­par­i­son, while he is on the stage, build­ing entire worlds out of his voice. His is the 21 […] Click here to view orig­i­nal web page at...

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17 Reasons Not To Miss Inspirefest 2017, An Essential Sci-tech Experience

Read all of the below and try not to find your­self in the reg­is­tra­tion queue at Inspirefest 2017. Image: Conor McCabe Pho­tog­ra­phy Haven’t got a tick­et yet for the sci-tech event of the sum­mer? Maybe this will con­vince you. Inspirefest 2017 is just over one month away. Run­ning over […] Click here to view orig­i­nal web page at...

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Walt Disney World’s New Land That Is Pandora: The World Of Avatar

Soar­ing rocks that seem­ing­ly defy grav­i­ty are the hall­mark of Pan­do­ra: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Ani­mal King­dom in Walt Dis­ney World. The new land is based on the movie “Avatar,” writ­ten and direct­ed by James Cameron. The sci­ence fic­tion movie is set on the fic­tion­al moon of […] Click here to view orig­i­nal web page at...

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Real­is­tic Poet­ry Inter­na­tion­al’s pho­to.

    May poet­ry be a light to you in dark places, when all oth­er lights go out.” 

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Woody Allen’s pho­to.

    With Meryl Streep on the set of “Man­hat­tan” (Pho­to cour­tesy of the Acad­e­my of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences — The Academy) 

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Everyman’s Library’s pho­to.

    Our Ford him­self did a great deal to shift the empha­sise from truth and beau­ty to com­fort and hap­i­ness. Mass pro­duc­tion demand­ed the shift. Uni­ver­sal hap­pi­ness keeps the wheels steadi­ly turn­ing; truth and beau­ty can’t.” –from BRAVE NEW WORLD (1932) by Aldous Hux­ley A tow­er­ing clas­sic of dystopi­an satire, BRAVE NEW WORLD is a bril­liant and ter­ri­fy­ing vision of a soul­less soci­ety — and of one man who dis­cov­ers the human costs of mind­less con­for­mi­ty. Hun­dreds of years in the future, the World Con­trollers have cre­at­ed an ide­al civ­i­liza­tion. Its mem­bers, shaped by genet­ic engi­neer­ing and behav­ioral con­di­tion­ing, are pro­duc­tive and con­tent in roles they have been assigned at con­cep­tion. Gov­ern­ment-sanc­tioned drugs and recre­ation­al sex ensure that every­one is a hap­py, unques­tion­ing con­sumer; messy emo­tions have been anes­thetized and pri­vate attach­ments are con­sid­ered obscene. Only Bernard Marx is dis­con­tent­ed, devel­op­ing an unnat­ur­al desire for soli­tude and a dis­taste for com­pul­so­ry promis­cu­ity. When he brings back a young man from one of the few remain­ing Sav­age Reser­va­tions, where the old unen­light­ened ways still con­tin­ue, he unleash­es a dra­mat­ic clash of cul­tures that will force him to con­sid­er whether free­dom, dig­ni­ty, and indi­vid­u­al­i­ty are worth suf­fer­ing for. Aldous Huxley’s inge­nious fan­ta­sy of a future of mechan­i­cal effi­cien­cy and engi­neered har­mo­ny has been enor­mous­ly influ­en­tial for gen­er­a­tions, and is as provoca­tive, pow­er­ful, and riv­et­ing as when it was first pub­lished in 1932. READ an excerpt from the intro­duc­tion here: www​.pen​guin​ran​dom​house​.com/​b​o​o​k​s​/​8​4​7​9​1​/​b​r​a​v​e​-​n​e​w​-​w​o​r​l​d​-​b​y​-​a​l​d​o​u​s​-​h​u​x​l​ey/

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Ver­tel Pub­lish­ing’s pho­to.

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