Category: Book & Film

The Irony of Racial Romanticism in Kerouac’s Beat Generation

In wake of the second world war, a cultural movement developed in Manhattan that translated jazz’s spontaneous style into spoken word, literature, and life philosophy. “The Beat Generation,” as it would come to be known, was composed of notable characters like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg, deriving from their own personal experiences to

Are You Listening?

The Acceptance of Our Greatest Fear

Editor’s Content Warning: This article deals with issues related to suicide.     Author’s Note: For this assignment, I self-identified as a person who deals with depression. Through extensive research, I was able to abstract material from the things I discovered during this process. This formed the basis of this article, and allowed me to

When Home No Longer Feels Like Home

"Go Set a Watchman" Examines Why Racism Exists

is unmistakably Harper Lee’s voice.To be sure, the providence of Go Set a Watchman is in question, and the work should be considered not as the book Harper Lee would have written and released today, but should instead be thought of as a curious time capsule of the United States in the 1950s. In many ways, Go