LET’S STEAL FROM THIS: “Project Runway” and the Thrill of Hyper-Competent Characters

Jun 5th, 2014

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS: “Project Runway” and the Thrill of Hyper-Competent Characters

Why do we love shows where people make clothing or food? Because we love to see people being great at what they do. Well, guess what we also like in our fictional characters?

Bringing In the Dead

May 28th, 2014

Bringing In the Dead

Why the Grateful Dead? Why now? I don't know, man, I don't know.

ASSIGNED READING: Javier Grillo–Marxuach’s “Operational Theme” Essay

May 14th, 2014

ASSIGNED READING: Javier Grillo–Marxuach’s “Operational Theme” Essay

Go read Javier Grillo-Marxuach's essay about character and theme. But then come back so we can talk about it!

ASSIGNED READING: William Trevor’s “On the Streets” (Part 3 of 3)

Apr 24th, 2014

ASSIGNED READING: William Trevor’s “On the Streets” (Part 3 of 3)

Wrapping up our look at William Trevor's "On the Streets": who does all this affect? Why was it written this way?