Largely known for his more popular books, such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury is a widely celebrated author in the 20th and 21st century. He was highly appreciated in 2012 after his death, The New York Times even stating how he is most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into literary mainstream. (The New York Times, 2012) Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Illinios, to a Swedish immigrant named Esther Bradbury. His middle name was Douglas, after the actor Douglas Fairbanks.
Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952) attracted a lot of popularity shortly after it was published. Even though Ellison did not publish any other novels, his debut remained as one of the most popular works of the contemporary American novel. Even after over forty years of its publishing, Invisible Man was chosen to be the best postwar era novel in a 1965 Book Week poll (Corry, 1995: 98). Its popularity continues as people use it in their references and publish dozens of literary works to this date (Yaszek, 2005: 298). Despite the novel’s big success and influence, Ellison described his book as “not quite fully achieved attempt at a major novel.”
“I find it deeply upsetting when I see justice not being served. How do we as human beings deal with the unknown? The West Memphis Trial is a joke on so many different levels” - Atom Egoyan. The West Memphis Three case is one of the most famous trials ever as there was a documentary released covering the case. The documentary got nationwide attention and interest from celebrities like Johnny Depp, the most involved one of all.
In June, 2008, there is a unbelieveable news topic was posted on ‘One News Show’ which is “Homosexual eases into 100 final at Olympic trials”. The truth is that; ‘One News Show’ was using automatic filtering system that switches an American Olympic medalist, ‘Tyson Gay’ into ‘Tyson Homosexual’. They soon edited the article but that ridiculous topic would be a great example of immoderate Internet Censorship.(Arrieta) Not individual group is censoring the internet, but also a government is censoring the internet under the guise of protecting their citizen from noxious informations like pornography or websites containing too much violent contents. Especially, a lot of Asian Countries are listed on the ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list by ‘Reporters
The potential of these films also owes their success to the early gangster films such as The Public Enemy, as without these original foundations the high-grossing and cult-followed gangster films of today would have no genre to expand
This drama/thriller was very unique, “the way it shuffles from tone to tone – animated music video one second, unforgettably dark pastiche of a cheesy TV sitcom the next”. (Parker) It was probably the most controversial film of the 1990’s and one of the most underrated as well. This film has actually received more credit as time has passed. Oliver Stone’s message and overall theme was heard loud and clear after viewing this film.
Transcendentalism is not a word that can be defined. It is a concept brought about by various writers to include Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The world has dramatically changed since their time period, making it an interesting topic to debate upon what they would think of today’s society. Their opinions on whether they supported current culture would definitely vary, depending on the topic at hand. Customs such as technology, going to school, and going to Mass weekly would spark strong opinions in the minds of people like Emerson and Thoreau, and their thoughts would gather around transcendentalist ideas and principles.
Along with Bill Joy, Gladwell continues with the story of one of the greatest and most influential band of all times, The Beatles, and another legendary figure in the computer
(“Alan Turing Biography”) Turing first addressed the problem of artificial intelligence in his 1950 paper, “Computing machinery and intelligence,” and presented an experiment known as the “Turing Test.” (“Alan Turing Biography”) The Turing Test was an effort to create an intelligence design standard for the tech industry. (“Alan Turing Biography”)
Immigrants positively influenced the fields of science, music, and entertainment to help shape America to what it is today. Many brilliant immigrants have contributed to the field of science. However, one scientist in particular will forever be noted as one of the greatest scientist ever. That scientist is Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein was known in his lifetime as a