As we all know, writers like to use their craft to make social commentary. What safer way is there to remark on a social, religious or political issue than to drag fictional people through the coals of said issue? It’s like holding up a mirror, but not quite as direct.
There is nothing I love more than when literature is used to make a blatant comment about something going on in society. Studying history through the lens… Read more “Election 2016: Literary Shenanigans”
This week I saw a Sundance Film Festival film from 2013 at the Tivoli and learned about an amazing woman. Anita Hill, the beautiful woman in the… Read more “Learning about Anita Hill”
Gay/same-sex marriage has been a political hot button for some time now. Those who argue for banning it say that they want the concept of marriage to… Read more “A Liberal Midwestern Shout of Support for Gay/Same-Sex Marriage”
Post-apocalyptic stories have grown very popular in recent years. These stories have origins or back-stories that run the gambit of reasons for the end of society as… Read more “The End of the World as We Know It: Understanding the Popularity of the Post-Apocalyptic Tale”
No, I’m not anti-democracy. I am grateful to live in this country and to have the freedom to make my own decisions concerning social and political issues.… Read more “Why I Hate Election Time”
In Baltimore lives the legacy of one of the United States’ most famous writers—Edgar Allan Poe. In his lifetime, Poe never received the sort of attention that… Read more “Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on his Death-Day”