Poem of the Week: 31 October – 6 November

How to Break a Curse BY DANIELLE BOODOO-FORTUNE Lemon balm is for forgiveness.Pull up from the root, steepin boiling water. Add locusts’ wings,salt, the dried bones of hummingbirds.Drink when you feel ready.Drink even if you do not. Pepper seeds are for courage.Sprinkle them on your tongue.Sprinkle in the doorway and alongthe windowsill. Mix pepper and … Continue reading Poem of the Week: 31 October – 6 November

Commodification and Consumption of Blood in Arjun Raj Gaind’s Empire of Blood – Emre Misvaklı

Vampiric elements are generally used to create shock value and horror on the audience, and in 2015 comicbook titled Empire of Blood, Arjun Raj Gaind uses these vampiric elements to strengthen the already horrible image of the material exploitation of the Indians under the British rule. Furthermore, the obsession over blood and its purity is … Continue reading Commodification and Consumption of Blood in Arjun Raj Gaind’s Empire of Blood – Emre Misvaklı

The effects of injustice on the character development of Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972) – Emre Misvaklı

Mafia, Yakuza, Cosa Nostra and Triads have always been symptoms of a corrupt justice system or a rotten understanding of justice instead of the sickness itself. People gathered up and stuck together to protect themselves against racism, exploitation, injustice and repressive state apparatuses they were suffering. All these threats and the lack of a governmental … Continue reading The effects of injustice on the character development of Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972) – Emre Misvaklı

An Analysis on the “Saint Augustine” painting of Philippe de Champaigne by Selen Kaptan

Most of the paintings of Philippe de Champaigne, similar to many artists of the Baroque Era, are religious and allegorical; however, in 1643, when Philippe de Champaigne got influenced by Jansenism, he almost abandoned the Baroque style which consists of angels and miraculous lights. He used cold colors instead of lucid colors to make his … Continue reading An Analysis on the “Saint Augustine” painting of Philippe de Champaigne by Selen Kaptan