Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens

My huge crush on Rooney Mara may have biased me when watching Her (2013), but, for a while, I could only watch it through the ex-girlfriend’s perspective. I found it extremely difficult not to look at Theodore’s relationship with his Operating System as a way for him to not deal with women. Besides, the factContinue reading “Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens”

What If We Could Erase Our Memories?

I’m sure we all have a memory we would like to delete from our minds. Whether it be an overwhelmingly embarrassing moment, a tough breakup or a traumatic experience, we all can recall an event that we wish we could completely forget. Well, new research suggests that this may be soon possible to a certainContinue reading “What If We Could Erase Our Memories?”

The Aesthetic is: An Identity Crisis Based on a Wealth Problem

© Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer by Casper David Friedrich When I was younger I had dreams of becoming a fashion designer but I had no real game plan so I never pursued them. It’s one of those childhood dreams like becoming a professional football player, a pop star, or an actor that once youContinue reading “The Aesthetic is: An Identity Crisis Based on a Wealth Problem”

THE UNBELIEVABLE FASHION SHOW… LOCATIONS

all credits in the image – For years fashion shows were focused on the clothes presented on models and advertising the designers’ new creations and inspirations. When we look back at fashion shows from the 50’s or 60’s, they were mostly similar. Except for the differences in apparel on the catwalk, the most popular modelsContinue reading “THE UNBELIEVABLE FASHION SHOW… LOCATIONS”

V DAY

Chaucer’s valentine birds, artist: Celia Hart – Since we are a literary magazine, it is impossible for us to ignore the one topic that drives so many people to create sonnets, songs, and stories: love. Although V day can be a day filled with pressure and loneliness for some, on Writer’s Block we believe thatContinue reading “V DAY”

Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?

For those who might have missed it, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians tv show has been officially given the green light by Disney Plus. This means that the show will definitely happen, even though fans had started doubting it would.  The news that the series had been picked up by Disney Plus originally cameContinue reading “Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?”

Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist

I can’t remember when I first discovered Tintin, which can only mean one of two things: either I am getting old, or it was a very long time ago. Probably both. What I do know is that I read Hergé’s Tintin comics enough times as a kid to easily remember many of the stories cover-to-cover.Continue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist”

Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?

Recently the second season of the HBO series Euphoria aired. The series’ first season aired in 2019 and tells the story of multiple 17-year-old high school students. Many different topics were addressed during the series. Even in its first episode, topics such as mental health (disorders), drugs and alcohol abuse, friends and relationships, sexuality, parties,Continue reading “Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?”

“This Action Will Have Consequences…”

The form of the Lorentz Attractor, image credits: Tumblr @falsedawn – I realized that at the beginning of every year I have a tendency to reflect on my life and how it changed over the time that has gone by. It is obvious that some changes are always to be found, however, the transition fromContinue reading ““This Action Will Have Consequences…””

The Fem Cel™ and Sad Girl Core

TW: eating disorders Sylvia Plath published The Bell Jar in 1963, a year in which girls were lobotomized if they expressed an ounce of female suffering. A year where mental illness was a complete taboo. A year in which not many authors spoke about what was it like to be mentally ill while living underContinue reading “The Fem Cel™ and Sad Girl Core”