Reflections on Cassavetes’ “A Women Under the Influence” (1974)

It's 0:55, brain cell levels are reaching a critical low- but I have to talk about this film. There is so much in this that I don't think I'm going to do it much justice this time round, but I'll get my initial thoughts out and update this post with rewatch thoughts. Unfortunately, I will … Continue reading Reflections on Cassavetes’ “A Women Under the Influence” (1974)

How Art Can Help Us Be Better Allies

Change is hard and comes in stages. The initial mobilization of George Floyd's murder has the potential to change the future for the better. It is important to remember that these protests, whilst invaluable, are the first step of a process that will be long and arduous. A process which requires people from all walks … Continue reading How Art Can Help Us Be Better Allies

Book Thoughts: I Stared At The Night of The City by Bakhtiyar Ali

Ghazalnus was someone who wanted to live at both ends of the imagination and the truth. He wanted to swim in the imagination even as he bathed in truth. When he lived the extremes of beauty, mystery and all the vividness of the imagination, he wanted to see the extreme bitterness and bleakness of reality, … Continue reading Book Thoughts: I Stared At The Night of The City by Bakhtiyar Ali

An introduction to Schizophrenia through the lens of Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’

This was an essay I wrote last summer, that I’ve wanted to post for a while. I hope to be more regular with my blog during this quarantine period. Enjoy:) [also the bibliography is a bit long so contact me if you want it] ‘Metamorphosis’, a novella by Franz Kafka, commences as the protagonist Gregor … Continue reading An introduction to Schizophrenia through the lens of Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’