From the Outside Looking In

When Australian rapper Iggy Azalea waxes poetic about the struggles she went though to make it big in the rap community on her song, “Work”, she repeats the refrain “No Money, No Family, Sixteen In The Middle of Miami“. That brief portrait of a young artist enduring poverty? It’s┬áher way of establishing credibility amongst the…

The Cost (Inflation-Adjusted) of Hope in 50’s Cinema.

The 1950’s – an era synonymous with new hope. In postwar America, citizens were no longer gripped with the wartime mentality and were freed up to engage in other ventures. They were encouraged to explore the multitudes of opportunity that a victorious nation offered. And today, we can look back through those pastel-enhancing glasses and…