Art history books have a reputation of showcasing dead, white, European males — DWEM — and the (mostly white) women they handpicked as muses. Portrait after portrait reveals a woman’s face through a man’s gaze, casting a rather unsavory light on the tendency of artists to eroticize, objectify or idolize the female form.
Some seriously cool art mashups showing the history of the female portrait in Western art for the last 500 years.
My favorite book by John Green - An Abundance of Katherines
Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Summary: Colin Singleton was proclaimed a prodigy at a young age. That’s a lot to live up to. While he tries to piece together what he’s going to do with his life, he attends high school and has curiously only dated girls named Katherine. The novel consists of Colin and his friend Hassan’s summer adventures before the first year of…
What’s up with “OK,” “O.K.,” and “Okay”?
Having said that, you should avoid using any of those forms in your formal essays. Instead, use synonyms like adequate, sufficient, satisfactory, or approve (for okay as a verb).
It’s not a big deal - you’ll still get into college - but this is pretty interesting.
Hero - Fluffy, fun, action. Unusual queer literature.
Summary: In a world full of superheroes, Thom appears as any average teenager—busy playing basketball, going to school, volunteering, and working. But as much as Thom appears normal, he’s started to develop powers. While most people would take this as a blessing, Thom considers it a curse, as his former-superhero father was ostracized due to a botched…
Horror Clichés in Books and Movies
Being stranded in the middle of nowhere is just one of the many horror clichés that make the genre so great. So without further ado, here are the 5 best horror movies in isolated places.
The Shining: Truly Stephen King at his best, a struggling family takes a job as the winter caretakers for an isolated hotel in the mountains. But as Danny (the son) begins to see violent flashbacks from the…
Hey film buffs!
We’re hosting The Best of NFFTY: Cinema in Tune Saturday Sept. 27, 2-4 p.m. at Central Library.
It’s FREE, and some of the young filmmakers will be there to answer your questions. (You should probably start working on your film for NFFTY 2015, by the way.)
This film is a music video for the song “Candy Floss” by the recording artist Alex Day. Directed by Linnea Ritland of Vancouver, BC.
No, it does not come with rain loaded in the cloud.
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