The Role of a Critic

We now live in the age of technology where anyone with a keyboard can publicize their thoughts and opinions to an online community. With that, however, comes a load of responsibility; responsibility that any professional critic must know and embrace thoroughly. It is one thing to criticize, but another to engage their point of view … Continue reading The Role of a Critic

Brief Synopsis of Judith Butler’s “‘We, The People’: Thoughts on Freedom of Assembly”

In her essay “‘We, The People’: Thoughts on Freedom of Assembly”, Judith Butler, author of Notes Toward A Performative Theory of Assembly, strikes an interesting discussion on how to interpret the iconic phrase “we, the people.” She determines that this phrase, when vocalized in time and space, is first a performative act that self-constitutes those … Continue reading Brief Synopsis of Judith Butler’s “‘We, The People’: Thoughts on Freedom of Assembly”

Moonlight Film Review: A Brief Conversation with Global South Literature

Moonlight cannot be characterized simply. One could say it’s a movie that goes through the motions of growing up as an African-American subject to poverty, mass incarceration, and drug culture. Another would voice that it’s a tragic love story in which relationships are challenged, as seen with the relationship between our protagonist Chiron and his … Continue reading Moonlight Film Review: A Brief Conversation with Global South Literature

Deconstructing Whiteness

Too often, I engage in a conversation on race and the discussion hones in on the black and white binaries of skin pigmentation. Merriam-Webster defines the term race as “a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits”, and most commonly the distinctive physical trait is the color of one’s skin. But is that … Continue reading Deconstructing Whiteness