Tag Archive: Media

Fearmongers Ate My Mom

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Let me tell you a little about my mother. She’s a fantastic woman. Born just before the 30s, she won a scholarship to Julliard at the age of 17. Although she studied classical… Continue reading

How Reason Died for Want of Leadership: How Leadership died for Want of Reason

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Syracuse University’s Dean Lorraine Branham ‘disinvited’ three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Michel du Cille from a conference because he had recently returned from Liberia. Makes sense, you say? Please listen to the details: Mr.… Continue reading

Flight MH17 – The Spectacle Grief & the Role of the Artist in Society

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I remember clearly, after the Sandy Hook massacre, watching a news interview with a father of one of the children who had been killed. It was literally hours after the event, and this… Continue reading

Relativism, Hyperbole and the Definition of Rape

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Watching the evolution of the rape case in Dallas involving a girl who was 14 at the time, a defendant who was 18 and confessed to the rape and the judge in the… Continue reading

The Problem of Simple Fictions

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Now that the election is passed, I have spent some time considering certain aspects of the presidential campaign and the way it has played itself out in the public sphere. I think it… Continue reading

Megan Stammers: Our Unquenchable Thirst for Melodrama

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Poor Megan Stammers was on the front page of my newspaper this morning. With her gloppy mascara and her teenaged colour rinse. Were we running low on child murders or pedophiles this week?… Continue reading

Great Expectations: How Media Has Eroded Realism #DNC2012

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As is always the case, after the closing convention speech by the parties’ nominees, the media reported on focus groups of undecided voters and asked them if the speeches had changed their minds… Continue reading

What’s wrong with this picture

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Banned – 2010 Limited Edition – Hazel Dooney  That’s not a joke question. What is wrong with this picture? Exactly what could anyone possibly find offensive about it? Great light, wonderful muted colours,… Continue reading