Author Archives: theoy

Trying to talk to you–communication in a Super Sad True Love Story

I’ll start by saying: all art is in one way or another about communication. When honestly done, this makes art one of the most special things we as human beings achieve. No other species, as far as I can tell, acts on their imagination as much as us. And literature, writing, whether it be poetry […] Continue reading

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Film v. Literature

I find it interesting to think about how far film has come as our day and age’s major artistic medium—now, I can make no generalization, but it at least seems like a good number of people especially from our generation spend more time watching a screen than reading a book (although that does include television […] Continue reading

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The New Novel

So we established pretty early on this semester that genes are what “makes us all alike” as well as “what makes us all different.” Aside from the numerous other extensions upon relational dialectics that this notion draws upon, I think it is exceptionally worthwhile to adopt this dialectic viewpoint when looking at a novel so […] Continue reading

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Science Fiction vs. Literary Fiction

So obviously there are a slew of marketing reasons for which works of literature are stratified into genres. Yes, I admit that it helps for when I enter a bookstore, I am able to easily distinguish the poetry from the fiction, the nonfiction from the history, but there are drawbacks to it too. I’ve always […] Continue reading

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How to be an original individual despite our genetic similarities.

Despite Robert Krulwich’s somewhat overacted shock to discovering how similar a Human’s DNA is to that of a Banana, these parts (the ones that deal with the nature of humanity, our genetic differences and similarities, as opposed to other substantial portions of the feature that focus on the competition between public and private scientists trying […] Continue reading

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