Adapting ideas about triple loop learning, wicked problems, and Cynefin from management models can be a useful starting point for problem solving in complex environments.
Fascism and Stalinism are in vogue again because it’s easier to follow than to do any independent thinking.
How one comment about Elon Musk’s Twitter bid highlights the failures evident in all of Australian news media and journalism.
Umberto Eco helps us understand the Morrison Coalition’s fascist tendencies, but only News Corp can show us how it got there.
JK Rowling is no TERF, no matter the neo-Stalinist cant being promoted by the Google-media-Wikipedia disinformation network.
Japanese Mysterians film likely carried an anti-imperialist, anti-American message under standard SF cliches of the era.
The novels of Jane Austen are not great literature for their naïve and narrow conception of the world, which approaches propaganda.
Stuart Heisler’s screen adaptation of Dashiell Hammet’s The Glass Key gives us a character study of the noir anti-hero as descended from Eve and the original sin.
Edward Dmytryk’s 1947 Crossfire courageously attacks the bigotry of antisemitism and, more subtly, homophobia, on a shoestring budget but with outstanding performances.
Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane (1941) is not quite the unsurpassed masterpiece often claimed, but it is nevertheless a considerable cinematic achievement.
Commentary on the news, current affairs, journalism, and the news media landscape more generally for October 2021.
Laura (1944) is an entertaining murder mystery melodrama, highly acclaimed in its own time, but not really a film noir as uncritically and widely claimed today.
Commentary on the news, current affairs, journalism, and the news media landscape more generally for May 2021.
Commentary on the news, current affairs, journalism, and the news media landscape more generally for April 2021.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound remains captivating, though contexts have changed for genres, subject, and artistic treatment.