An Invitation to Consider Paradox

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In Suzanne Collins’s popular book and movie series, Hunger Games, we are given a gloomy picture of a future America. Some undisclosed catastrophe has transformed our once united country into Panem. Here they are divided into districts according to the goods that are produced. District 1 produces luxury items, district 2 masonry and defense, and… Continue reading An Invitation to Consider Paradox

Circle: Community and Disclosure

In The Circle, a movie that considers the role of privacy and community in our technology-driven culture, Emma Watson plays a character given a great opportunity to work for an enviable, cutting-edge company. It is a dream job because working at this facility includes a huge amount of benefits, from amazing grounds and facilities to… Continue reading Circle: Community and Disclosure

Why We Need Old People: The Gift of Perspective

In 1992, the movie Prelude to a Kiss (based on a play of the same title) debuted with an interesting twist of the Freaky Friday theme of two people switching bodies. The difference in this film is that the two people who switch are strangers: a young bride and an old man. Their own personal desires trigger… Continue reading Why We Need Old People: The Gift of Perspective

Marvelous Women: What Does A Real Role Model Look Like

Marvel’s latest movie Captain Marvel sought to unveil a new female role model--the most powerful figure in the Marvel universe. Feminists hailed this as the necessary step to validating the Marvel Universe (where the female heroes are sadly outnumbered). The movie however received mixed reviews with many being critical of what they believed to be… Continue reading Marvelous Women: What Does A Real Role Model Look Like