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06 Sep 2007

The Ineffective Alternative for Youthful Offenders: Juvenile Boot Camps

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

America's youth are becoming more and more involved with crime, while juvenile crime rates are skyrocketing. As these crime rates increase, a need for better and more proficient means to detain and rehabilitate youth is apparent. Juvenile boot camps were the solution that many...

06 Sep 2007

The USA Patriot Act: How Un-Patriotic Is It?

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

After the attacks of 9/11 on American freedom and on American soil, it was apparent that there was a need for better protection against terrorist attacks, and for the very freedom that we once cherished, and, to some extent, took for granted. The American government devised a plan to...

30 Aug 2007

Writing for Travel Magazines

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

Journalists write feature stories for travel magazines to inform their audience of different vacation locations and to give them tips and advice on what activities to explore while on holiday. The main goal of journalists is to sell magazines by creating colorful and exciting descriptions of...

30 Aug 2007

What Do Editors Write?

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

One of the most important skills employers seek in potential employees is strong communication skill in both oral and written communication. Being able to write well gives an individual a slight edge over other applicants in any profession. In the newspaper industry, writing well is one of the...

30 Aug 2007

Fishing, Spirituality, and the Simple Life: A River Runs Through It

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

In Robert Redford's beautiful adaptation of A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, Norman and Paul Maclean seek to find the purpose for their lives growing up under the guidance of their Scottish- Presbyterian Minister father, in a Montana setting that could be described as no less than...

30 Aug 2007

The Corleone Family: Portrait of an American Dream

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy of organized crime masterpieces, collectively known as The Godfather trilogy, have impacted America unlike any movie since. Rather than filling the movies with hours of bloodshed and unnecessary gore like so many mafia-oriented movies, Puzo and...

29 Aug 2007

Parody as it Relates to U.S. Copyright Law

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

The idea at the heart of the First Amendment - and at the heart of democracy, itself - is that citizens have the right to criticize anything. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution establishes the power of Congress “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for...

29 Aug 2007

Doctor Faustus and Renaissance Humanism

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

The introduction to Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus in The Norton Anthology of English Literature describes the play's protagonist as “an overreacher, striving to get beyond the conventional boundaries established to contain the human will” (990)....

29 Aug 2007

Commercial Media as Free Press

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to...

29 Aug 2007

American Psycho: An analysis using the techniques of MacCabe and Macherey

Essay - 7 pages - Film studies

The meaning of the film American Psycho has been much debated since its release. Is it a glorification of violence? a satire of the yuppie lifestyle of the eighties? a disturbing trip through psychosis? Based on the controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis, it is most...

28 Aug 2007

Bach vs Sousa

Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Throughout history there have been an infinite number of composers. These composers range in time period from the 1600s to present day and their styles of music range from classical to rock ‘n' roll. Two of the most influential composers of all time are Johann Sebastian Bach...

28 Aug 2007

The History of Field & Stream

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Journalism

The history of Field & Stream would be incomplete without first exploring the past of another great outdoor magazine, Forest and Stream, On August 14, 1873, Forest and Stream debuted. The magazine was founded by a group of sportsmen that included Charles Hallock, who also served as the...

27 Aug 2007


Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Schnittke was born in the Soviet Union in 1934 into a Russian Jewish family. The father was a German Jew from the Baltic area, and the mother was a Catholic from Germany. Given this, his first language was German. In 1945 for three years, he lived and studied in Vienna where he heard much...

22 Aug 2007

Sample Music Review

Essay - 1 pages - Arts and art history

The Legendary Pink Dots, featuring members of Skinny Puppy, played the Howlin' Wolf on Saturday, June 12th. Upon scanning the stage and seeing the medley of performers, I knew it would be an interesting show. The saxophone player, dressed in a purple and orange suit, a rather average-looking...

18 Aug 2007

American Psycho's Killer Gaze

Thesis - 3 pages - Film studies

Jacques Lacan's description of the Other is that which gazes on you or exerts power on you, yet does not truly exist; the Other is an imagined gaze that is constantly looking over you (Willemen, 216). In the film American Psycho (2000), screenwriter and director Mary Harron personifies the...

08 Aug 2007

Alfred Schnittke in Retrospect

Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

“For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to the most serene time of my life.” In this quote, Alfred Schnittke, in the final years before his death, recaps his pleasant...

03 May 2007

France's Lost Jewel

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

Unlike Great Britain, France's colonial wars tended to involve a great deal of violence on the part of the colonizers. Britain generally extricated itself from its colonies with relatively little immediate violence involving British soldiers. The differing ways in which the two...

24 Apr 2007

The Rise of Choral Polyphony in Burgundy

Essay - 7 pages - Arts and art history

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, there was a flourishing of culture in the Netherlands with the rise of humanism and the patronage of the Dukes of Burgundy. With the advances in trade and commerce, there was also a general prosperity which contributed to the wealth of artistic...

25 Jan 2007

Individual identity and global information. The global village (Mac Luhan)

Essay - 7 pages - Journalism

How is individual identity constructed in the environment of global information and media flows? How valid is Marshall Mac Luhan's global village concept in this environment? Nowadays, each of us is aware from the pattern of our everyday lives that there have been lots of changes...

22 Jan 2007

Critical Theory: theatre and post-structuralism

Essay - 6 pages - Arts and art history

Post-structuralism derives from philosophy , ‘ a discipline which has always tended to emphasise the difficulty of achieving secure knowledge about things' (Barry;1995:63) .Philosophical writing, although following the structure thesis, anti-thesis then a synthesis of both,...

15 Jan 2007

Theater and audience perception in a postmodern perspective

Essay - 9 pages - Arts and art history

« The genuinely postmodern work forces us to recognise that reality is something other than our formulations of it, and that those formulations are therefore constructs » (Jean-François Lyotard). Investigate and interrogate the urge in performance theatre to radically restructure...

15 Jan 2007

Live technologies in theatrical performance in a post modern perspective

Essay - 8 pages - Arts and art history

How does the use of live technologies in theatrical performance comment on our own positioning in a post-industrial technologically based society? How does this in turn exemplify some of the concerns of the postmodernists? Postmodern cinema is rich in intertextual references, and is often...

14 Dec 2006

Xu Beihong: pioneer of Chinese Realistic Painting?

Essay - 9 pages - Arts and art history

Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was a native of Yixing in Jiangsu Province. His father, from whom he learned painting in his childhood, was also a painter. At the age of 20, Xu went to Shanghai to sell his paintings. In 1918, at the invitation of Cai Yuanpei, he went to Peking University to work as an...

29 Nov 2006

Edward Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944) : Madonna (1895-1902)

Essay - 6 pages - Arts and art history

Madonna is one of Munch's most popular images. It is a mix between a controversial image linked to a controversial artist, and a transcendent representation of women through different aspects. These are reflected in the different titles that had the painting: Madonna, Conception, Loving Woman,...

20 Jul 2006

The Representation of the Struggle for Rights in Contemporary Aboriginal Painting

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Art is vital for history, as monuments, sculptures, paintings and literary works of art are often the only remaining testimony about ancient times. When dealing with modern or contemporary events, a greater amount of non-artistic material is available; yet art is still important as it can reflect...