Day: June 18, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars: A Quiet, Infinite Film

Just before Julius Caesar informs Brutus that “the fault . . . is not in our stars,” he makes a more startling observation: “Men at some time are masters of their fates.” The qualification, “at some time,” is key to understanding The Fault in Our Stars, a film already powered by a devoted fanbase to top…

Professor Julian Chambliss On the Communicative Potential of Comics in Academia

From our upcoming interview with Professor Chambliss: Comic books are complex cultural artifacts that facilitate analysis of social, political, and economic issues through the content on the page, the production process, and the creative environment. Comic narratives are historically grounded and the people creating them directly and indirectly reflecting the philosophy, views, and mindsets at…