Movie Review: The Last Emperor

“The Last Emperor” is a Chinese 1987 epic film, directed by Bertolucci Bernardo. The film is based on the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who was the last individual to reign as Emperor in China. It derives most of its narrative from Pu Yi’s autobiography titled “From Emperor to Citizen: The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu […]

The Ascent of Money: A Book Review

In his introduction, Ferguson attempts to attract the interest of the audience by eliciting the people’s feelings towards the current monetary system. The author uses the terms used to describe money in various societies such as “bread, moolah, dough, dosh, cash and readies” to attract the attention of the reader. He also mentions the modern […]

Movie Review: Gone With the Wind

Gone with the wind is an American film that illustrates the life of young American residents during the civil war period. The main players in this movie include Ashley and Scarlett. Both Ashley and Scarlett’s families are badly affected by the civil war, which forces men to leave their families to go and fight. Scarlett […]

Meth epidemic as a social problem

Methamphetamine, which commonly goes by the name “meth, speed, chalk, ice, crystal, glass, crank, yaba, tina, and tweak” (Byker), is a stimulant made from pseudoephedrine or ephedrine. The drug affects pleasure functions of the brain by making it to discharge dopamine (Byker). Meth users have various methods of consuming the drug, which include injection, snorting, […]

“Der Erlkonig” and “Lost Your Head Blues”

Schubert’s Erlkonig employs a solo voice and piano and the song dates back to 1815. The first performance of the song was in 1820 in Vienna. The song has four characters, each with his voice. A talented vocalist can however vocalize all characters. During performances, Schubert preferred to place different vocalists in charge of each […]

For The Bible Tells Me So

Fundamentalist Christians and Homosexuality The viewpoint of the fundamentalist Christians concerning homosexuality is that it is a sin and an abomination to mankind. Several fundamental Christians such as Mary Lou Wallner and Reitans openly reject their children who declare themselves as homosexuals. Wallner rejects her daughter while the Reitans gang up with the Minnesota community […]