Zach Weinersmith and the Evolution of the Webcomic Species
Portraits / Visual Media

Zach Weinersmith and the Evolution of the Webcomic Species

Zach Weinersmith is the creator, author and owner of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (or SMBC), one of the web’s ten most popular online comics. His career path illustrates the evolutions cartooning has undergone as a genre and as a professional activity thanks to the web.  Internet has radically changed the way we produce and apprehend art. This can … Continue reading

<i>Ride the High Country</i>: a battle of generations and moralities
Cinema / Uncategorized / Westerns

Ride the High Country: a battle of generations and moralities

Both a nostalgic homage and a bold renewal of the genre, Sam Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country (1962) was able to capture the essence of the American Westerns while questioning the place of its quintessential characters in an evolving and modernized society. The storyline is plain and simple: Steve Judd (Joel McCrea), a former US … Continue reading

Staging Gender (Un)conventionally
Sociology of the Media / Theatre

Staging Gender (Un)conventionally

Cultural representations are a central theme in our lives, as they reflect and influence how we perceive but also enact social norms.  In the San Francisco Bay Area, theatres use (un)conventional gendered representations as a tool for community building. Gender is everywhere By clearly gendering the characters of their theatrical shows, artists (and the theatres supporting them) … Continue reading