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Accepting the Election

Alya Bohr, Columnist

November 12, 2016

Some things cannot be made sense of. Or, if there is any sense to be made, it is fractured, messy and incomplete. That’s how this post-election period feels. Yes, perhaps it’s true that the results shouldn’t have been shocking, that we should have known this deep pain and unrest existed in our...

‘Gone Girl’ invites criticism, raises questions concerning feminist artists’ responsibilities

‘Gone Girl’ invites criticism, raises questions concerning feminist artists’ responsibilities

Veronika Kiss

October 30, 2014

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. As awards season approaches, "Gone Girl," a film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name, looks to be a favorite for Oscar nominations. Despite the buzz surrounding "Gone Girl," however, some critics have expressed concerns that its female lead, Amy Dunne, pe...

I Still Love H.E.R.: Common and Extended Metaphor

Matt Raymond

March 8, 2013

Why do we use metaphor? Are we just decorating our prose, as though we're peacocks flashing our linguistic feathers?  Are we intending to dramatize it, to make it visceral, to invoke an emotional response?  Or are we mapping experience, participating in our own game of synesthesia in order to elucidate...

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