Arts and Culture

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: horror & humiliation, hypervisibility, and invisibility

Have you ever seen yourself through another’s eyes? What did it look like? Was it ugly, terrible, horrifying? Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric, among other things, illustrates how a lens of horror descends during a microaggression. In other words, the victim sees a horrific image of themselves. Citizen features a collection of microaggressions […]


Take a break from your books, and hit the movies instead

When considering film as an educational tool, primarily the movies in question are either poorly made or uninteresting. It would appear that for every viewing of The Big Short in economics class, there are often in-class showings of myriad, mid-tier Shakespeare adaptations as well as half-hearted nature documentaries to counterbalance the rare, engaging in-class movie. […]