Though the physical edition of issue 37 was released three weeks ago, we’ve made you wait a bit longer for the digital edition. Consider your wait over! The editorial board hereby proudly presents to you the newest collection of the poetry, storytelling, essays and art that YOU sent in: Writer’s Block #37! Continue reading “Writer’s Block #37”
Few movies have touched me like The Danish Girl. With the ability to weave a Hammershoi kind of look into this Denmark-based story, the movie sheds a light on love, freedom and identity. The Danish Girl tells the story of the Danish painters couple Einar (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda (Alicia Vikander) Wegener in the 1920’s. While Einar is praised for his landscapes, Gerda has trouble breaking through with her portraits. That is, until she has Einar pose for one of her paintings, which involves him wearing a dress. With her husband as her muse, Gerda finds her true artistic eye and takes over the art world with her portraits of Einar’s alter ego Lili. This wakes up a different side of Einar and he realises that he has never been a man, but a woman trapped in a man’s body and now has to figure out how both their lives will continue. The Danish Girl is based on the true story of one of the first transgender persons to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Continue reading “Review: The Danish Girl”
Since the Sopranos (1999) kicked off the “Golden Age of Television”, we’ve had great series come out pretty much every year, and many of them are still watched in large numbers today. In this article, as I did in my article last year, I’d like to show some love for some lesser known high-quality series that I think you might enjoy. Check it out!
“Trolling is the Boston Tea Party of our time.”
Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer is truly one-of-a-kind. He is an Internet troll, white nationalist, hacker, and a refugee from what he calls “American tyranny” after he was falsely imprisoned for 11 months. In an Esquire column he was called a “paranoid, anti-Semitic, pro-genocide misanthrope”; Assistant United States Attorney Zach Intrater called him “A menace on the Internet”; Gabriella Coleman, professor of Scientific & Technological Literacy at McGill University, wrote that “his knowledge of the strange, fantastical, and shocking is encyclopedic—he is a natural ethnographer of the most extreme and vile forms of human esoterica.” He describes his own life as “a comedy show that is run on a scale that hasn’t been fathomed since Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’.” As he says himself he has been “a millionaire, then a prisoner, and then a destitute, wandering refugee.” Continue reading “Weev”
We are proud to present the first Writer’s Block of 2016-2017! Do you like short stories? Essays? Poems? Or perhaps you feel like reading an interview? Writer’s Block #30 has got it all! Just click on the cover and enjoy!
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