Ten Years of Iron Man

Ten years ago, on May 2nd, 2008, Robert Downey Jr. took flight into theaters as Iron Man and changed the world of comic book movies forever. Iron Man was not only a well-received stand alone movie, but also initiated the…Continue Reading →

The Archetypes

Is the mind of a newborn a blank slate, waiting to be formed by the stimuli of their experiences as they live? This question has long interested philosophers and psychologists alike, and has even shaped some of the most essential…Continue Reading →

Derrida and Language

  Jacques Derrida was one of the most influential, heavily criticized, and controversial philosophers of the 20th century. In an open letter signed by 18 academics, it was stated that he did not meet accepted standards of clarity and rigor,…Continue Reading →

Andrei Tarkovsky: Long Takes

In my first instances of Russian director, Andrei Tarkovsky, he was only depicted as a side piece to a different director or a genre. Tarkovsky masterpiece Solaris wasn’t described as a masterpiece but as “the soviet response to 2001: A…Continue Reading →

Diogenes the Dog

When one thinks of a philosopher, one might imagine a bearded professor writing long, perplexing passages within the depths of his study. Or, maybe a classy, French existentialist speaking futilely over a cup of coffee in a cafe overlooking the…Continue Reading →