Tag Archives: Poetry and Popular Culture

In the Theater of Truth and Consequences: Speech, Responsibility and the Omnipresence of Cynicism

By Victor D. Infante

There are any number of places to begin, but let’s start with the image of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, smiling as he informs the world that illegal immigrants would be separated from their children. “If you … Continue reading

‘Everybody’s Had to Fight to be Free’: Tom Petty, Symbolism, Empathy and America

By Victor D. Infante

Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
Honey, it … Continue reading

On Falling: Action Heroes, Metaphor and Gravity (Part One)

By Sam Cha

I. Acrophilia

Have you noticed that all the heroes have been falling, lately?

I mean that literally.

In nearly every major Hollywood action movie from the past ten years (plus/minus five years, roughly), … Continue reading