Why the Critics Are So Desperately Wrong About Ghost in the Shell

With a 46% on RottenTomatoes and a 52 on MetaCritic, the new live action Ghost in the Shell movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, is bombing at the box office. The film is being almost universally panned by professional critics and fans of the 1995 animated film of the same name. Forbes, The Verge, Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and…

Objectivity in the Media

“Is it okay for journalists to participate in protests or marches? In this current political environment do you think reporters should be neutral all the time, or free to express their opinions?” The segment questions whether or not neutrality in reporting is possible and asks if it is “even the correct journalistic value versus, perhaps, intellectual honesty and rigor.”

SLOSS Furnace

SLOSS is a decommissioned Iron Refinery and blast furnace complex in the heart of Birmingham. My photography tends to focus on two themes, (1) the juxtaposition of the industrial and modern with the natural and (2) wildlife. So, for me this, was a dream come true, to be set loose on this campus of towering forges, furnaces, conveyor belts, steam pipes, tunnels, trains, and conduits.

Life After Facebook

Honestly, life without Facebook is no different than life with Facebook. The apocalypse scenario you’re imagining isn’t real, and I certainly haven’t fallen into a hole in which no one can contact me. In fact, I’d say life is a little better.

Videos of Note From 2014

I want to share a few of the videos I marked as favourites over the course of 2014. There are only a handful this year as I was a lot busier and didn’t find myself spending much time looking up VFX breakdowns or watching very many short film. 2014 was just a difficult year for…

On the Media and the Free Press

As you are no doubt aware, some pretty significant happenings have taken place in the United States this week that have trained the eyes of the global media on a singular story. I am, of course, referring to the Grand Jury decision in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. However,…

Native American Heritage Month

For the last year I’ve been hoping that this year I would see and hear and read more about it before the end of the month. And, unfortunately, I haven’t. I’m shocked to find that my last-minute catch of a short mention of Native American Heritage Month last year wasn’t the fluke I had hoped it was. There’s hardly any mention in the national or local media. (Featured image is borrowed from http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/)