Grim stuff tonight, I know. I left pretty traumatized by the scenes depicted in both clips. But consider for next class to what extent the filmmakers are justified in using such images. Do the scenes from Rio and Beirut bring to life the horror that is associated with violence or simply decommission our compassion with […]

Comm158 F11 Syllabus  

I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say “figment.” – Andy Warhol, 1985