Edvard Munch, the artist who cried The Scream, died in Nazi occupied Norway with few comforts. After a life of committed art Munch couldn’t find the recognition he deserved. Before the occupation Munch had had a semi-prosperous career. During Munch’s lifetime Ida Lund wrote apiece entitled “Edvard Munch” (1937), which marveled at the potential of Munch’s career. Almost seventy years after his death Barry Schwabsky … Continue reading Munch


This was written during high school- summer of 07 If Stalin were alive today, he would be the CEO of Google. Using Google’s many facilities, Stalin and his bandits would set out to restart the revolution and to control the masses. Behind Google’s friendly interface would lay twisted Soviet motives. Emerging from the depth of the “Blog-o-sphere”, Stalin and Google would set out to rule … Continue reading Google-plex


Deren Temel HU/SS 102 Topic 1: “Satire and Status” The preservation of bloodlines may seem like an archaic notion to you, but once you realize that nineteen United States presidents have been directly related to the King Edward(s) of England and that thirty-four U.S. Presidents have claimed descent from Charlemagne then it must become eerily clear that a force specifically directed this genealogical lineage. This … Continue reading HOGARTH AND THE BLOODLINES

Sharpe James the Real Deal

Corey Booker and Sharpe James have at it in full swing in the film “Street Fight”. Hoping to knock out their opponent the two candidates attack each other’s platform with different types of authority. Interpreting the distinct applications of power and group identification used in the mayoral campaign we can better understand the acquisition and manipulation of power. Sharpe James is the incumbent mayor of … Continue reading Sharpe James the Real Deal

University Presents the Blues

“Have you ever been loved by the Hoochie Coochie Man?” The blues legend himself, Lou Pride, asked his audience at BU Central this very question. As his band continued to strum the somber blues patterns of his interrogative song, he stepped off stage and took a stroll through the audience as he continued to pose his question with a whispered falsetto. During his march about … Continue reading University Presents the Blues

My College Admissions Essay

This is my undergraduate admissions essay written on June 9th, 2007 Ishi no ue ni sannen this Japanese proverb means One must persist for three years to achieve a goal It has been twenty-one months since I first visited Japan. Twenty-one months since I found my passion for learning Japanese. Since my return, my wholehearted commitment to learning Japanese has dominated my life. During a … Continue reading My College Admissions Essay