Listen Jena, the awful killings in Aurora shocked and saddened us all, but in our grief, many of us have once again started pointing fingers of blame at violent movies and video games. It’s a rhetorical crutch we’ve leaned on too often in the face of national tragedy. We can’t blame television when the problem is older than electricity.
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Listen Jena, I did my best to stay calm throughout The Dark Knight Rises. When Selina Kyle kicked Bruce’s cane out from under him, when I realized Bruce’s limp was from the fall at the end of The Dark Knight, when Alfred and Bruce discussed Rachel, and when Batman faced Bane in the sewer, I managed not to cry out or jump to my feet. But when Gordon quoted Dickens, when lines from A Tale of Two Cities were uttered in a Batman movie, I had to cover…Continue
Listen Jena, when he was young, poor, and hungry in Paris, Hemingway used to go to museums. He said his hunger brightened the colors of every painting he saw. With critics giving The Dark Knight Rises a standing ovation at an advanced screening, the wait for this movie is killing me. So, rather than sit and listen to my stomach rumble, I thought it best to let the hunger brighten some other good pop. Here are three ways to prepare for The Dark Knight…Continue
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Listen, Jena, it turns out Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities was a key inspiration for The Dark Knight Rises. Seeing as the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth is this coming February 7, I thought it’d be nice to explore the themes Christopher Nolan might be drawing on.
It’s clear that Gotham explodes with civil unrest in the film. The trailer shows scenes of a wealthy house being raided, the people inside it dragged down the stairs and…Continue
Would you rather be a fake nerd or a closet nerd? I kind of get mad at both of them. The fake nerd is probably the one that makes me most angry. I find it's mostly girls, though. Girls who pretend to be interested in Skyrim, because it's what their boyfriend plays. Meanwhile, I was counting down the days for it to be released. The girls who act like they like Pokemon, by talking about how cute Pikachu is, while not even knowing that Magicarp is like the coolest thing ever, after…Continue
I finished reading His Dark Material the other day and now it's time for the review. So here it is, the review of the 3rd book on the list: His Dark Materials trilogy.
I have read this book before, so this is the first book that I had actually read before (Hitchhiker's was close, since it was read to me). I really enjoyed it when I first read it (and the few times after that). When I picked it up to read it again, it had been awhile, and I was wondering how it would hold up.…Continue
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*I warn you now this is not a pretty tale, it has no happy ending, not yet at least. Read it if you can, for I doubt you will get very far. Stories of darkness never are very fun to read, and aren’t very popular either, but nonetheless they happen.
It’s going to be another sleepless night I…Continue
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White is a weird idea. It means purity yet gets dirty so easily, like nothing is able to stay pure for long. Like the world cannot have pure things in it for long. I feel like black would be a better symbol, not because it can stay clean but because it can absorb everything; it can take the world on and still be clean. Darkness is stronger than light because while light can make the dark disappear but the dark will always come back stronger and demolish the light. We must fight back…Continue
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