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BONUS: Perfection, Obsession, and Self-Worth in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark”

Today more than ever before, the myth of physical perfection looms like a dark cloud. In the age of celebrity, plastic surgery, and Photoshopped magazine covers, the idea of the perfect appearance is never far from our collective consciousness. “People Magazine” still crowns an annual “Sexiest Man Alive”, and advertisements, billboards, and social media feeds […] Continue reading

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Black Mirror: 200 Years of Sci-Fi Influence

SPOILER WARNING FOR BLACK MIRROR SEASONS 3 AND 4 Over the past decade, anthology series have seen a significant rise in popularity, particularly in the horror and science fiction genres. From “American Horror Story” to the revival of the classic series “The Twilight Zone”, anthologies are in high demand both on streaming services and on […] Continue reading

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The Memefication of Academia

It’s impossible to be a citizen of the 21st century without being somewhat familiar with the ubiquitous, ever-changing phenomenon of “Internet culture”. My generation never even knew a time without the Internet. Every day of our lives, we consume thousands of bite-sized chunks of micro-content from our smartphone screens designed to grab our attention and […] Continue reading

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