William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch: Narrative Structure as Political Dissent

What Burroughs does in Naked Lunch is repulse the reader with a slew of unlikable characters. Makes readers feel disgusting emotions rather than ones that lead to catharsis. His disjointed prose doesn’t engage. Essentially, he does everything in his power to dash the traditions of literature…He sets out to create something wholly original by avoiding convention. He may have succeeded in that goal… … More William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch: Narrative Structure as Political Dissent

Those Who Throw Stones and Hide Their Hands or Red Herring Stew

Liberal academic campuses, the so called “Safe spaces” of conservative fever dreams (which by the way is a propaganda term created by conservatives to demonize academic institutions by making them out as censors of knowledge)…But you never know. If your arguments skewed toward the absurd side of scientific fact, considering society’s post truth political climate, you too might cook up some red-herring stew . … More Those Who Throw Stones and Hide Their Hands or Red Herring Stew

Why the Best Writers and Directors Use Dialogue to Frame Amazing Drama

By Darius Dunn Any real drama geek will tell you that, the best dramas spend much of the narrative examining the central theme. Seeing how dramatic films are based on the theatrical tradition, dialogue is the primary means for examination. It establishes character, displays motivations, and raises tensions, all while exploring the central theme. Poor … More Why the Best Writers and Directors Use Dialogue to Frame Amazing Drama

Hurt & Romance: Phenomenology in Perspective

While the rest of the lyrics supported the theme that hurting one another, and ourselves, is inevitable and that the experience of pain is realer than unfulfilled hope (the type of hope hinted at in the final stanza), the somber meditation I had accomplished earlier in the song was instantly obliterated when the closing lyrics suddenly hurled a bleak lie at me that was more bitter than the depressing truth extant in all the prior lyrics. … More Hurt & Romance: Phenomenology in Perspective