Posts Tagged ‘meaning’

Learning Compassion from Story-Truth: Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

Empathy is one of humanity’s best qualities. And it can also be the most neglected. When insurmountable obstacles confront a community, understanding and compassion from neighbors is often just enough to pull them through. But what if the obstacle is something few can understand? What if it’s trauma...
June 30th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture | Read More

You, Me and Television: “Fringe” and Human Nature

Despite the downsides of television, and the fact that we probably don’t need to be watching more, small screen narratives offer profound insight on the human condition. Before the birth of “TV,” 18th Century British author Samuel Johnson once argued that a story was only truly superior if it was...
April 28th, 2010 | Culture, Television | Read More