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    Attention Seeking is the defining need of our times

    Selfie tradition is not stated to be a recent phenomenon however a means of visual communication, dating as far back as 40,000 years (Curran, 2019). Handprints in Indonesian caves are 39,000 years old, proving that we have been painting self-portraits for centuries. Fast forwarding to current day, capturing pictures of yourself has developed into turning […] More

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    1920s Good Times or Bad Times

    For many decades, there have been quite a few arguments stating whether or not the “Roaring 20s” had been good occasions or bad occasions in Canadian history. Although there have been many clear causes that supported both sides of the argument, I believe that the Nineteen Twenties had been good occasions. The “Roaring 20s” have […] More

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    In times of conflict

    Conflict is both certain and unavoidable. Although conflict is mostly a terrible thing, it is because of conflict that the true nature of ordinary people is seen. The way people behave in times of conflict show who we are and how we are seen in civilization. There are some who, motivated by fear, conduct themselves […] More

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    Modern Times

    Discuss the representation of one of the following themes in ‘Modern Times’: industrialization, progress, gender. In 500 words your critique of ‘Modern Times’ must describe and comment upon specific scenes in the film. Charlie Chaplin’s film “Modern Times” is, in itself, a discussion of progress and of modernism. It is set in the 1930s, a […] More

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    New York Times Paywall Strategic Considerations

    According to Chairman Sulzberger the goal of the paywall was to “build the Times’s digital subscription base and develop a new robust consumer revenue stream, while maintaining its significant digital advertising business.” Secondary to the constraint of maintaining the ad business was the requirement to maintain social buzz and branding. To begin, the NYT wanted […] More

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    Benjamin West, his times and his influence

    Benjamin West paintings Introduction             Benjamin West was an Anglo-American artist who was born on October 10, 1738 in Springfield Pennsylvania in the present day campus of Swarthmore College in a house now called the borough of Swarthmore. He was the tenth child of John West and Sarah Pearson. Benjamin died on March 11, 1820 […] More