Category Archives: Social Issues

Finding Middle Ground in a Divided America

Today we celebrate the Founding of Our Nation (The United States of America for foreign readers).

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An Ideal to Strive For: Hope that Doesn’t Wash Away

Note from the Chief Editor:  Joseph is more than a talented writer, he’s an every day hero. The Article Asylum family is just that: a family. As such, Joseph is our brother and we are immensely proud of him. His … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of the Matrix Part I: The Allegory of the Cave

Introduction: Cinema is an art which often explores concepts of Philosophy, weaving them in narrative, characters, visual storytelling, music, and dialogue. Whether or not a work is effective at communicating these ideas really depends on the talents of everyone involved … Continue reading

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The Hidden Problems of Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the previously untold story of African-American women working at NASA during the Space Race. I thought the movie was well done and compelling. I admit I was surprised at the cursing in the movie – I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Is LeFou a Step Forward for the LGBTQ Community? Beauty, The Beast, and Homosexuality

    By now, most of you have most likely heard the controversy over Disney’s latest decision in their live-action film, Beauty and the Beast. Plans of boycott, plans of supporting, people everywhere not really caring… its been an amusing ride … Continue reading

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