In a recent article by CNN, pop artist Bruno Mars was found accused of “cultural appropriation,” by critics of his new album, “24k Magic.” The Cambridge Dictionary defines “cultural appropriation” as “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture." Writer and activist, Seren Sensei posits that Mars’ “takes pre-existing work and he just completely, word-for-word recreates it, extrapolates it," she added. "He does not create it, he does not improve upon it, he does not make it better.” The singer is known for combining different genres such as hip-hop, soul, R&B, and others rooted in traditionally African-American culture. While some saw his new album
This quote shows his reasoning “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island.” Another reason it was so influential is because it was sold very cheaply so as many people could read it as possible. It also used “common” language and was not seen as aristocratic like the writings of Jefferson. Thomas Paine also swayed many colonists into revolution because of his anger. In Common Sense Thomas Paine seems very angry and emotionally distraught which to many people made the cause seem more apparent. Here is an example of his anger “But where, says some, is the King of America?
Not many people today, nor back then really agreed on many things such as should wars happen, the way the government should be taken care of, and who should run for office. However, Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela thought otherwise. These three intellectual individuals reflect the spirt of optimism and individualism, however only Gandhi and Nelson Mandela made a true change for their community. Many people might know Henry David Thoreau because of his famous essay titled “Civil Disobedience”. In this essay Thoreau describes how he doesn’t want to be part of a nation that declares that they’re an “equal” government that declares they’re being “equal” when really majority always ruled.
This will ensure that film rating as a whole will always have a fresh perspective. One argument against this notion is that it makes the MPAA a red state or blue state issue and politicizes film ratings. However, the committee has to be appointed by some individual and it’s better off in the hands of citizens than greedy corporations that care more about profit than films. Also, most parents don’t want their young children to see nudity or excessive violence in films. This is a non-political position and is nearly universal.
There is an emphasis placed on religious teachings instead of advancing citizens in learning marketable skills that could be used in the workforce. Without a doubt, the area with the greatest challenges is in the legal system known to be ultra conservative in its practices. Once again, foreign investors and various stakeholders potentially interested in doing business could shy away from doing business with Saudi Arabia because they aren’t familiar or comfortable with the cultural and religious norms associated with Wahhabism. Most Wahhabi thinkers are solely interested in Islam and the Arab world around them. Technology and science are not areas of concern for them and they choose not to devote time to dealing with these subjects and their inherent challenges and opportunities that could come to the country through their development.
Often the work conducted in Kodak’s research labs related to digital technology was left unappreciated by other by the rest of the company who still believed in silver halide film as the industry standard. Kodak also faltered in its ability to put its acquisitions to use. In addition to some questionable acquisitions, Kodak’s shear inability to convert the acquired technical expertise to successful knew products proved many of its acquisitions to be a waste of time and resources. As an example, Sterling Drug was acquired in 1988 by Kodak for $5.1 billion. The company was purchased solely because the Kodak managerial team felt that the pharmaceutical industry was at its core a chemical business like itself.
Puppy mills are establishments that breed puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis, and in conditions regarded as inhumane. Many anti-cruelty organizations, such as the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), define them as places where profit is given priority over the well being of the dogs. These breeding places are harsh to the dogs and never offer their love to them. Their industries are large and produce millions of dogs every year. They are legal in many states.
The reserve Hitchcock maintained in his films made audiences invest more in the emotional core of a piece, and less on the increasing amounts of violence in the wave of gangster and western films that continued to come out alongside his own films. Known for his deterrence of violence, not only in his films, but also by his perceived character, is supported by instances such as a statement Hitchcock once made at a press conference on his final film Family Plot in 1976, that stated “I’ve never been a believer in violence, for example, when I made the film Psycho, I deliberately made it black and white to avoid showing blood running down the bathtub. I’ve never been one for violence unless the story called for it” (Schickel). Hitchcock’s films maintain their allure not because they display buckets of fake blood modern day films seem to rely on to entertain audience, but the suspense of films that revealed Hitchcock’s style to tell stories like Rebecca that exhibited little violence, but kept audiences considering the twists and turns of the story by not showing the grisly death of the character Rebecca, and in that choice Hitchcock attempted reach adult audiences through the craftiness of suspense, and mystery to the very
In modern society, it can even be viewed as an industry standard for adult comedy media to include racism in their programming. “I believe that the majority of Americans have moved beyond being punch lines in sick ethnic jokes. But I don’t make TV shows.” States Andrea Peyser, a journalist for the New York Post in response to the topic of whether or not racism is present in film. Of course it would be notable to mention how the content of music contains racism, mainly involving slurs and derogatory profanity regarding the lyrics. This is more commonly shown in modern day music as opposed to music styles and genres from past generations.
Kandinsky was one of the early exponents of abstract art. The Palette of fauves was closer to abstraction but did not explore into a major art form due to lack of presentation and patronage. Most of the post war artists of the west were looking towards the east in order to find a spiritual anchor the peace of eastern religions and the color pallet of the eastern art might have guided them into the paths of abstract art. The origin growth and development of Indian modern abstract art should be seen against the international backdrop. Abstract art became a huge moment in Indian art during the period of 1960 to 1970.