Spring 2017 – Framing Multitude: Alternative Paradigms of Citizenship in New Venezuelan Cinema by Mariana Bolívar Rubín

Globalization, population’s mobility, and the increasing visibility of disenfranchise sectors of society continues to shape the production of national imagery in Latin American film. Nuevo Cine Venezolano, the most recent expression of national cinema, represents an enormous shift in the nature of the interaction between the cinematic industry and popular representation Amidst the failures of […]

Spring 2017 – Shibori, Indigo, and Kites by Ann Scott

  A Few Words About Shibori, Indigo, and Kites I have been a dedicated maker and shaper of textiles for decades, continually fascinated with the ancient processes used to transform a collection of fibers into a woolen rug, a linen napkin, or a finished garment. Carding, spinning, dying, weaving, knitting, hooking, beading, stitching, embellishing: although […]

Spring 2017 – A Philosophical View of Human Perception by Thomas B. Whalen, Ph.D.

Photograph by Viv Gaudet This article is an excerpt from a book that will be published in September 2017 entitled: Complexity, Society and Social Transactions: Developing a Comprehensive Social Theory. This book develops a comprehensive social theory which explains the ontology[1] of society, culture, and the economy. I have modified the manuscript slightly so that it […]

Spring 2017 – A Call for Collaborative Journalism by Shawn McIntosh

Bad news seems to be everywhere for news organizations today. Budget cuts leading to declines in newsroom staff, decreases in advertising revenues for print publications and the growing shift for many newspapers and news magazines such as Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer to digital-only formats, combined with the uncertainty about potential new […]