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Using Phenomenology to read Black Swan
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Using Phenomenology to read Black Swan

TRIGGER WARNING: Body Horror/Gore Merleau-Ponty wrote “the body is the vehicle of man being in the world,”[1] encompassing the shibboleth of phenomenology. Phenomenology is a philosophical stance with emphasises the role of the body in the creation of meaning; suggesting that ultimately one experiences the world foremost as a body. Barker seeks to establish phenomenological … Continue reading

The Ladies of Riverdale
TV

The Ladies of Riverdale

CONTAINS SPOILERS! As I finished watching the first episode of Riverdale, I was taken by a pleasant surprise. I actually liked it! I didn’t know anything about this show beforehand, I hadn’t read the comics, the only thing I was aware of that Cole Sprouse stars in it. To be honest, that was the main reason why … Continue reading

MIX: [safe] songs for the Todd Haynes disciple
Mixes

MIX: [safe] songs for the Todd Haynes disciple

TRACKLIST: Playground Love – Air Fix You – Coldplay Mourning Air – Portishead Lie to Me – Devics Silent All These Years – Tori Amos and Ani Difranco Karma Police – Radiohead Breathe No More – Amy Lee Uninvited – Alanis Morissette Medicine – Daughter How Does it Make You Feel – Air by Ashleigh Bowers Ashleigh is a 20-something grandpa from … Continue reading

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival
Feminist Criticism / TV

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival

The much-anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls was met with various criticisms. Most were directed at the “sudden” unlikeablitiy of the girls themselves, particularly the Ivy League princess Rory. As the Washington Post’s overtly harsh headline put it, the revival confirmed that “Rory Gilmore is a Monster.” But was Rory Gilmore ever meant to be “liked” … Continue reading

SHE’S ALL THAT: Lilly Moscovitz
She's All That

SHE’S ALL THAT: Lilly Moscovitz

The razor scooters. The art exercise where you throw darts at balloons filled with paint. The M&M’s on pizza. THE STANG. The foot-popping-good kiss. The Princess Diaries has so many incredible elements as evidence for its early-2000s greatness. And while main character Mia ends up being the movie’s awkward, sparkly-nail-polish-wearing, corn-dog-eating princess, I think her … Continue reading