DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Mediaby Jack Sellers Not too long ago, I saw an article using the 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbet’s massively influential science fiction novel Dune to discuss how overanalyzing media has overrun popular culture. The long and short of the article was that movies are supposed to be entertainment, and looking for connections to the real world and themes within … Continue reading DUNE and Critical Analysis of Modern Media
Does Live-Action Anime Work?by Noah Thompson There have been many live-action adaptations of anime and cartoon series that have greatly disrupted the fans over the years. Ranging from “Dragonball Evolution-horrific” to “Alita: Battle Angel-acceptable”, these live-action adaptations rarely unite fans in the same way the source material does. Every once in a while, someone in Hollywood attempts to recreate a series with a much larger … Continue reading Does Live-Action Anime Work?
Facebook’s New Meta by Noah Thompson Just more than a week ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced the new parent company name for Facebook and their portfolio of services. The jump to Meta was a move to shift focus from the iconic Facebook name to a brand that represents their ambitions for the larger metaverse. On October 28th, in his Founder’s Letter, Zuckerberg shared, “Right now our … Continue reading Facebook’s New Meta
A Brief History: Halloween Plus 15 Facts You Might Not Know by Logan Volkert Halloween is the United States’ second most celebrated holiday behind Christmas. But many people may not know the origins of Halloween—what its name means or where its traditions stem. With Halloween right around the corner, here is a brief history of the wonderfully horrifying holiday and 15 facts you might not … Continue reading A Brief History: Halloween — Plus 15 Facts You Might Not Know
Death Rattlea short story by Jack Sellers What does the end of the world even mean, anyway? Just a bunch more people dying than usual? What makes that the end? People die every day. The lights turn out, the brain stops humming, the eyes searching, the mouth talking, the chest contracting, the heart aching. These lives stop and no one even notices. When was the … Continue reading Death Rattle