What is the true nature of human violence when there are no consequences? Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic challenges this question of humanity in her daring endurance piece Rhythm 0 – a piece which forces her audience to become a part of the performance and explore their own humanity, no matter how harmful the consequences.
Hi there. My name is Caroline Cabe, and I am a rhetoric and writing student at the University of Texas at Austin. I currently write for the Texas Orator and have worked with literary magazines nationwide such as Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts' "Eleven and a Half". I enjoy journalism and research-oriented writing as well as fiction and play-writing.
The Erasure Tactic: Trump’s Call for a More “Patriotic” History Curriculum
Trump’s final executive order calls for the establishment of a more “patriotic” and “pro-American” history curriculum that blatantly ignores America’s tumultuous history of racism. This call to censorship follows a long trail of conservative attempts to erase history that might point to their connection with America’s racist history.
Weird Art and What It Can Teach Us: Laloux’s “Fantastic Planet” and Anthropocentrism
What makes humans any better than the other creatures we coexist with? Rene Laloux’s 1973 French cartoon “Fantastic Planet” pushes the reader to grapple with this exact question through a world full of aliens who see human beings as nothing more than pests. This fantastical film puts a mirror up to the human race and forces the audience to ask themselves, “am I part of the problem?”
A Comprehensive Guide to Rolling Your Eyes at J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling’s sudden transphobic views have shocked the world once again. However, upon further examination of her Twitter history of Harry Potter rewrites, it becomes clear that jumping on to the transphobe train is nothing more than a habit for Rowling, a habit she has used every time she opens her phone to rewrite her beloved series.
The Spring Breakers that Broke West Campus: Behind the Infamous Cabo Spring Break Trip
Panhellenic and Interfraternity Greek organizations are often recognized by the sense of untouchability that follows them; but apparently they touched someone, because now West Campus is a ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19.