DVR: A Helping Hand or a Hand in the Cookie Jar?

Cynthia Littleton’s, TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War over the Internet, is a great read. Littleton talked about the Writers Guild of America Strike and the issues they faced during the strike. Her journalistic take on the issues really made this an enjoyable read. In one of the sections of this book she […]

An Open Letter on Gentrification…

In Richard Lloyd’s book, “Neo-Bohemia, Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City”, Lloyd talks about gentrification in Wicker Park, a town in Chicago that was taken over by an artsy group of people. He talked about what drew these people to the town, and how they changed it to make it “their own”. After reading […]

Children of the 90s vs. Children Today.

I really enjoyed reading Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class and loved the conversational tone that was spewing throughout the whole piece. Especially in chapter one when he talked about The Creative Age, and more specifically in the introduction ‘The Transformation of Everyday Life’. Florida talks about a figurative experiment where he tells us […]

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener…

After completing the fourth reading for my Senior Seminar, my anxiety about graduating is at an all-time high. All of the readings have made it clear that it is going to be hard to become “successful” working in the creative industry. There isn’t job stability, especially because someone who decides to work in the creative industry […]

Creation vs. Imitation. & Cultural Appropriation.

Ever since I was little I’ve had a problem with one thing! As minuscule as it may seem to some, imitation is what really grinds my gears.  It usually takes a lot for me to get upset, but when credit isn’t given where it’s due, I lose it. Time and time again I have heard […]