The following are discussion questions for readers to consider during the first week, as we read chapters one and two.
I recently had a dream of the future. I was dreaming about election night 2020. In the dream, Trump was defeated, yet because of dream logic the person who bested him was shrouded in mystery. I couldn’t see their face but I did hear the beginning of the winner’s acceptance speech. They spoke phrases that were both flippant and reassuring.
Venetian blinds have become as ubiquitous in the movies as they are in life. You’ll see them most notably in noir films, where their horizontal stripes–echoing the image of prison bars–visually represent the distinct contrast yet intimate relationship between light and dark, good and bad.
A look at representations of divine love in popular music.
If you’ve gone out to the movies recently, you’ve likely watched a movie that was adapted from, based on, inspired by, or indebted to […]
[Full text of the short story “Bartleby” can be found here.] So. It’s 1853, Herman Melville is tired—literally tired, but also, it seems, existentially […]