Each and every New Year’s Eve, people from all across the world celebrate the upcoming New Year by congregating in urbanized areas like New York’s Time Square. Close to one million people packed themselves into the Times Square celebration to welcome the arrival of 2018. Such a dense population of people would already leave behind a
Posts by: Joseph Kaminski
Good morning! Welcome to 2018! Your brand new, exciting experience that welcomes you to being one Gregorian year closer to the inevitable heat death of the universe! Since 2013, my “New Years Resolution” has been a single word each and every year. I somewhat attempt to “base” my year’s experience and events on that single
It has now been around four – closer to five, at this point – years since I’ve started “blogging”. I oftentimes refer to posts on this site as “articles” rather than “blogs”, mostly out of spite for the atmosphere WordPress and Tumblr have created around the activity. In 2013, I helped write The French Turmoil: Vive La France!, an eleven-part
How and when did vampires become synonymous with sexuality? Vampires became synonymous with sexuality as the folkloric ideologies of vampires merged with popular culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. The topic of “sexuality” had been present in certain strands of vamires in folkloric mentions (ie. certain vampires returning to ‘eat the breasts’ of female relatives in
Essentially, modern medicine and science didn’t have proper explanations for an improper burial or the methods of disposing of bodies. According to Vampires, Burial & Death by Paul Barber: animal scavenging, shallow graves and the erosion of soil, grave robbers, and flooding were all ways in which the deceased would “unearth” and return to this world.
What was the influence Cleopatra had on Roman women and how was she able to become popular among the Roman population? In the late 40s BCE, Julius Caesar brought Cleopatra and their 2-year-old son to his Empire. This is the first real cultural elegance that the Romans experienced from the Egyptians, as Cleopatra was a very highly intelligent woman. When
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a typical run-and-gun video game that was developed by LucasArts for the Super NES and Sega Genesis consoles in 1993. The game featured both a single and a local multiplayer method of playing, in which players could take control of one or two fictional protagonists to rescue their no-named, pixelated
How did the production and consumption of consumer goods transform gender roles, race relations, and ideas about class, and how did Americans allow consumerism to affect social change? Production and consumption levels within the United States rose to all-time highs throughout the 20th century. Consumerism, on all fronts, became a massive part of day-to-day life.
From the period of 1790 – 2000, the United States had gone through a process of creative destruction, which essentially is the economic materialistic perspective of witnessing one way of life collapse in favor for a newer ideal. Joseph Schumpeter, author of Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, defined creative destruction as a “process of industrial mutation”,
The American economic system has changed significantly since the end of World War II back in 1945, but the ‘product’ of American prosperity has managed to remain the same throughout the decades. Shortly after the American allied victories in the Second World War, the United States became a global economy. They were the only song