Category Archives: Culture

Exorcising the Zeitgeists

Symbolism was a movement in art and literature that can trace its roots to the mid-1800s, though its real maturation doesn’t occur until the end of that century.[1] It begins with the French writer, Charles Baudelaire and his publication of … Continue reading

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Oneiric Thoughts on Crywolf’s Cataclasm

I used to lie around and listen to music for hours. I lay there, creating films in my head that would go along with the music—putting a film to score rather than the other way around. Anyone else? Anyway, adult … Continue reading

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Let There Be: Visual Mysticism in “The Tree of Life”

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?”  And so, director Terrence Malick prophetically joins God in asking us this at the beginning of Malick’s 2011 film, The Tree of Life.  This question from the book of … Continue reading

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The Setting is the Story

A while back, I listened through The Arcade Fire’s newest album, The Suburbs.  I listened through the whole album, multiple times, over a period of weeks.  I let it go for a while.  Recently, I took another listen.  It’s still beautiful. … Continue reading

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