The Post-Parenthetical Age: “The Reflective Age”

When Arcade Fire released their 2013 album, Reflektor, they did so through a live YouTube stream which presented the songs from their album dubbed over the classic 1959  film, Black Orpheus, which is a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Here  you can watch the entire album/movie, and here you can watch just the song that I will talk more about in this post, “Awful […]

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Burger King’s “Bullying Jr.” Ad

“Communication is a symbolic process whereby reality is produced, maintained, repaired, and transformed,” said communications scholar James Carey. This is especially true in this David Miami ad for Burger King. Last year the David Miami ad agency created this brand-building ad. It contrasts customers’ reactions to the “bullied” hamburgers they are given, and their reactions to the bullying of a young man. The ad is […]

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