A Korean Dyad Fiction - “Saying that people need to know the objective truth about what goes on Up There, the objective truth about evil places fueled by imported wine and blank consciences.” Patrick Burr 10/13/2020
Self-Determination and Philip K. Dick’s “Ubik” Criticism - “The ultimate message it proffers—Ubik the substance, Ubik the book—is one of self-determination despite humanity’s manifest lack of control and certainty.” Patrick Burr 10/9/2020
“Gone with the Wind” Isn’t Going Anywhere Criticism - “What is a classic? What is an epic? These two questions loom over any reader of Gone with the Wind (and great literature, more generally).” Paul Krause 9/26/2020
The Oedipus Complex of a Nation in Flux Criticism - “Reading it specifically in the context of the current societal struggles and apparently widespread cultural conflicts occurring in the United States today, the myth imbues the reader with a redoubled vigilance.” Patrick Burr 9/14/2020
[Give the Man a Name] Fiction - “On fences and poles were the signs and posters of the age. Men with hard eyes and stiff lips; men with mustaches and military hats; women in dresses, sleeves rolled, forearms flexed. The age the man knew not.” Patrick Burr 8/18/2020
What “The Merchant of Venice” Has to Say about Justice Criticism - “Just as it was in Shakespeare’s time, the questions of justice, mercy, and society remain as relevant as ever before, and we have much to learn from the great bard of Anglodom.” Paul Krause 7/19/2020
Achilles, Priam, and the Redemptive Power of Forgiveness Criticism - “For all the battle scenes, violent sex, and rage that fills the poem, the most memorable scenes in the poem are moments of love—especially loving moments of embrace.” Paul Krause 4/6/2020
Maurizio Cattelan and When Art “Ridicules Art Itself” Criticism - “This is an art which no longer presumes to speak to or for the general public. Such an art “assails all previous art” and even “ridicules art itself.”  Chris Augusta 2/14/2020
Can We Read Moby Dick? Criticism - “But, as I found myself stumbling in my response to my sister, a more elemental question arose: Can we read Moby Dick?” Chris Augusta 1/4/2020
Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound”: Where Is Meaning to be Found? Criticism - “Aeschylus’ tragedy represents the most elemental aspects of our human condition: all human flourishing comes with a cost.” Chris Augusta 11/26/2019
Aristophanes: The First Poet Critic Criticism - In the words of German poet Henrich Heine: “There is a God, and his name is Aristophanes.” Paul Krause 9/4/2019
Why Aeschylus Still Matters Today Criticism - “But Aeschylus’ cosmos goes beyond Homer’s in presenting Reason, Persuasion, as an integral aspect of the cosmos that was otherwise absent in Homer.” Paul Krause 8/15/2019
Poetry and Modernity Criticism - “Any civilization or culture is itself a vast dynamic interpretation or, we could even say, a vast dynamic work of art.” Chris Augusta 6/26/2019