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Melancholia: Depression and the End of the World

I first heard about the film Melancholia (2011) during a radio interview on NPR. It mentioned the artistically beautiful opening of the film and how it was filled with metaphor. That fact and how there was a planet called Melancholia set to crash into Earth was about all that I […]


Valentines Day +Kiss on Klout

Well Klout, that’s a little awkward (even for Valentine’s Day) 2

Today, it seems, Klout will allow its users to give out +Kiss instead of its usual +K. I didn’t really notice it was happening (may be due to lack of sleep) until I was reviewing my Klout tweets and saw that I had received a kiss from Fabrice Bertelli. Ahh!! […]


Black History Month Pictures

As part of Black History Month, I am going to be posting daily pictures from the Library of Congress and a variety of other sources.. The captions on the images will come directly from the Library of Congress. Any non-politically correct terms are a part of the historical record. It […]


Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange: The Evolution of Alex DeLarge

After reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and watching the Stanley Kubrick filmĀ again on Netflix, I decided to put some thought into what has happened to our friend and humble narrator. I’ll look at elements from both the book and film to describe Alex’s transition.