To understand the existential issues facing Iran, you could do worse than to catch the new AppleTV show “Tehran.”
With the fervor of its political and theological themes, the irrepressible energy of War Music helps the modern reader understand Homer’s epic not as a corpse to be autopsied under the cold lights of the seminar room, but a national mythos suitable for the church, the (movie) theater, the bar, and the Rose Garden, all at once.
Our laughter gave voice to the things that words could not, another kind of “two-step,” perhaps, acknowledging the wrongs that cannot be righted without succumbing to them.
Pushing sonic boundaries and upending conventional pop tropes, A.G. Cook shows why PC Music has quickly become one of music’s most polarizing sounds.
The famous last words of Uncle Ben to Peter Parker are: “With great power comes great responsibility”; our cinematic culture says it believes this axiom, but then refuses to show the audience the price of responsibility, the price of power.
According to writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, popular narratives fail to capture these salient aspects of refugees’ lives. Instead, refugees stories’ are “invisible” until they are “hypervisible…forgotten by those who are not refugees until they turn into a menace.”
The great challenge is to fully recognize the value of the other. If I don’t recognize the value of the other, I will never be part of the solution, I will always be part of the problem.
Through these characters, Miranda guides his audience through an exploration of what home means for them through the lives of the residents of Washington Heights.