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ce1b2ccdfaf867f3a3b0801a6c473066Alternative Perceptions: A Review of Bob Dylan’s Painting “Self Portrait”  

When I was twelve, I stole my first record from my grandma’s vast record collection: Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait. I was familiar with his popular works–Like a Rolling Stone, Blowin’ in the Wind, Knocking on Heaven’s Door–but I had never heard of Self Portrait. On the cover was a poorly painted, seemingly half-finished portrait of a  Continue reading…

 


concealed-carry-e1461945073748The Right to Carry Concealed on College Campuses

Six Georgia professors announced last week that they are seeking an injunction to halt the recently passed concealed-carry law. The battle against the “campus carry” law seems to be embroiled in fear rather than logic, based on emotions rather than facts, threatening American’s rights to protection in a country where school shootings have claimed more than 300 lives, with over 100 of those occurring on college campuses. Continue reading…


I Am EvidenceMariska Hargitay’s ‘I Am Evidence’ sheds light on rape kit backlog crisis

In police evidence storage rooms and crime labs across the country sits hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits. These rape kits contain DNA evidence that could potentially locate and prosecute perpetrators that have committed sexual assaults.

But behind each rape kit is a face, a story, a survivor of rape, waiting for justice. Through intimate cinematography, Mariska Hargitay’s revelatory documentary “I Am Evidence” sheds light on these survivors and this shameful miscarriage of justice the United States Criminal Justice System is responsible for. Continue reading…


jigsaw-art‘Jigsaw’ fails to live up to franchise standards

It’s been seven years since the supposed death of the classic “Saw” franchise. But in typical Hollywood fashion, the series rose from the dead last week with the eighth installment, “Jigsaw.” The film, which is part of one of the highest grossing horror film franchises of all time, fails to stay true to the original films, feeling like a desperate attempt to revive the iconic “torture-porn” series.

The franchise is notorious for it’s poorly lit settings and that strange green filter that adds to the overall gross-factor. But not “Jigsaw.” The film begins with an energetic police chase in broad daylight, exerting more energy and showing more Continue reading…