Défiler by Stromae: A commentary on upward mobility

Stromae, a world-famous Belgian musician, left the spotlight after the release of his second album in 2013 and has since remained dormant. But he emerged from his occupational slumber in April 2017 to release a single—”Défiler,” meaning “to parade.” The song is just under ten minutes long and comments on two primary themes: the movement … Continue reading Défiler by Stromae: A commentary on upward mobility

Action at a distance: science fiction or fact?

It is certainly fanciful to entertain the idea of nonlocal causality. Telekinesis, telepathy, action at a distance—it’s the matter of science-fiction, really. As one obsessed with the concept of communication—how it is fourfold, according to modern understanding: comprised of source, receptor, message and medium—the possibility of trifold communication is exhilarating. Truth disseminated instantaneously and through … Continue reading Action at a distance: science fiction or fact?

Hamlet caught in Mickey’s mouse trap

An exploration of the disneyfication of the infamous Shakespearean prince. The productive actions of the Walt Disney Company are motivated, above all else, by money. More specifically, the global influence is motivated by family money. The mouse looks magical and fuzzy as it latches itself parasitically to parent’s wallets, and because the rodent is superficially … Continue reading Hamlet caught in Mickey’s mouse trap

In defense of my wardrobe

Once upon a time, this physicist/journalist-in-training wanted to be a fashion designer. Don’t go away. This isn’t what you think it is; a nostalgic story about the spirited, fantastical dreams of a child, ridden with castles and dragons in the sky, that gradually recognized the existence of gravity as a reality and fell violently from … Continue reading In defense of my wardrobe