[review] Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017) surprised me. It isn't perfect, but it ended up being way better than I thought it would be. A lot of "hard-core" GitS fans were disappointed apparently, but, considering the quality of other film adaptations of anime, they were being unduly harsh. The Plot One of the major complaints about... Continue Reading →

[opinion] Irony: Flaiano’s Future Just Arrived

In Italy there are two types of fascists: fascists and anti-fascists. -Ennio Flaiano Something very interesting happened today in Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Against Fascism protested a pro-Locke Street Patriot rally which included other groups such as Sons of Odin. This comes on the heels of a riotous attack on Locke Street by the so-called Ungovernables.... Continue Reading →

[literary] The Uncanny Landscape

The Uncanny Landscape In what ways do our environments reflect and link to ourselves and our health – and vice versa? In what ways is selfhood mirrored and submerged within our various internal and external landscapes? Stemming from revelations, how does the uncanny operate as a space for questioning and negotiation? Before answering these questions,... Continue Reading →

[opinion] Gender Codes

Gender codes are confusing – and impractical. This is the conclusion I came to early on in my life as I observed how the “real world” differed from what I saw on TV. Women, for example, are depicted as being emotional and wanting to look desirable. However, I knew some men (including my father and... Continue Reading →

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