By Molly Mott
The trouble of writing critical articles is knowing what to write about.
There’s part of me that asks, “What’s the point?” Part of me that knows that, no matter what I say or how well you say it, no matter how many people see what I’ve written and read it in its entirety, none of it will have a real impact. It’s just an opinion online. Continue reading “Why criticize art in the first place?”
One of the things I was taught in school to be wary of was absolutism, and it was good advice. Absolutism is all around us and it is only fueled by the online world, especially in the world of politics, and it can be extremely dangerous, and can inflict dire consequences. Continue reading “The war on nuance”
Elections come and go. You have your opinions, I have mine. Our social media allows us both to only see the truths about he world that we like, even putting in a few white and black lies to make us feel better every so often.
I don’t have to listen to you, nor do you have to listen to me, and we are not obligated at all in this same way to care about people from other towns, states, regions, and countries, nor are we obligated to show any sort of consideration for them. If you’re in business, it’s the exact opposite, as foreign workers are portrayed as things to be exploited for maximum profit, something you are free to do with little to no repercussions outside of the occasional bad PR. Continue reading “Let’s stop pretending that everything is not on the line”
Journalists regularly face grave danger, especially overseas in war zones, and in countries where the government does not respect freedom of the press. The very nature of the craft, which shines light on corruption, afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted, often times puts journalists at odds with very dangerous people. I am sad to say the shooting that left five dead at the Capital … Continue reading Bullets can’t stop the truth