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Fake Perfection

Chris Bender came to producers in 2002 with a story. He heard that Tripp Vinson, a close Hollywood friend, had… Continue reading »

The City of (Fraudulent) Light

          Amélie, released in 2001, is a French film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet that was met… Continue reading »

Apple’s Utopian Core

Dew Panalee Maskati The Apple way of life provides a spiritual path towards a utopia: one in which people and… Continue reading »

Take Cover: Solace In Utopia

Joyce S. Tseng Cultural criticism finds itself faced with the final stage of the dialectic of culture and barbarism. To… Continue reading »

The Power of Laughter

Laughter, in its purest form, is the best indication of happiness within a person. Laughter can bring people together, make… Continue reading »

Coffee with Milk and Pop Culture

We live in a world where terrible things happen daily. Not a day goes by where we are allowed to… Continue reading »

Popular Culture as an Escape from Everyday Life

“Young, Wild & Free” by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa paints a picture of a carefree life. The artists encourage… Continue reading »

The New Basement Tapes: Fan Art in its Highest Form

In 1965 Bob Dylan went electric at Newport and everyone fucking hated it. Ok, not everyone—there were boos and cheers,… Continue reading »

The Delight of Good Times

At the end of June, 1979, the band Chic released their song “Good Times.” “Good Times” has many of the… Continue reading »

The Working Class and Star Wars

  It is said with some regularity that working class people in America are invisible to the middle and elite… Continue reading »