Patriot and Martyr: Death of Mahatma Gandhi

Shaochen ShiJanuary 14, 2020 Mohandas Gandhi, the liberator of India, was shot three times in the chest during a peaceful evening gathering. After WW2, the British government granted autonomy to India, which had been a British colony for the past hundred years. After numerous failed uprisings and political divisions, it was Gandhi’s Quit India Movement, … More Patriot and Martyr: Death of Mahatma Gandhi

What is Kitsch?

Shaochen ShiOctober 23, 2020 “Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession.  The first tear says: How nice to see children running on the grass!  The second tear says: How nice to be moved, together with all mankind, by children running on the grass!” ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being “Kitsch” is … More What is Kitsch?

Film Review: Joker

Shaochen ShiNovember 30, 2019 Joker was definitely one of the most memorable movies released in 2019.  In a decadent metropolis, Gotham City, a miserable comedian named Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is slowly being pushed to insanity. Like any fictional city in the early 80s, everyone in the subway wears suits while people in the streets starve, … More Film Review: Joker

Game Review: Greedfall

Shaochen ShiOctober 24, 2019 Overview Platforms: PC/Xbox One/Playstation 4 Release Date: September 9th, 2019 Developer: Spiders Storytelling: 4/5; Great story Control: 3/5; You will die if you use the rapier Immersion: 5/5; Even the way characters talk is immersive My name is De Sardet. I am legate of the Merchant Congregation here on Teer Fradee. … More Game Review: Greedfall