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today i want to address something that continues to weigh heavily on my mind: the inherent problem of history, which is the very way it’s been told. it has risen like an endless wave, starting from something small—a phoenician ship that washes up on a roman shore. a group of seamen know a carthaginian sail, … Continue reading oc2

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because 'art' can be a reductive notion, i've decided to start a new 'thread' (if you will) on culture in general. the word 'culture' suggests a myriad of things--it could range from having heavily religious implications to referring to the creative or industrial production of a society. even within the productive sector, different subcultures emerge: … Continue reading oc1

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hey friends. it's been a while. as much as i love love, i've been thinking about art a lot lately. in our last class, the professor asked us what we would do, culturally, to get people politically engaged, to encourage people to become politically functional citizens. some people suggested that we make 'the masses', or … Continue reading oa3

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what is the social significance of art? when I say ‘art’ here, i mean all creative endeavours, from literary novels and poetry to painting and film. basically, all things ‘cultural’. where, if ever, do culture and reality collide, and what is the resulting impact? as i ask this, i wonder how narrow, or wide, the scope of what we consider culture can be.

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some say the greeks had 8 words for love. some say they had 7, others 4, still others 6. but the underlying idea is that these emotions were identified as being distinct from one another, rather than permutations of the one. but the ancient greeks were pagans, and just as love was separated into several entities, so was god himself.