Quentin Tarantino and desensitization to violence

There seems to be a sentiment among moviegoers that cinema presents us with a completely apolitical experience. The word “entertainment” is often thrown around in defense of movies with tenuous moral premises. People say, “It’s mere entertainment,” or, “It’s just fun.” Seen in this light, movies are an escape from
Read More…

SF day trip: a little taste of Italy

By now, you’ve probably roamed through the streets of Chinatown and sat by the water at Fisherman’s Wharf. But perhaps you have yet to wander into the adjacent North Beach. North Beach is San Francisco’s Little Italy. It has historically been home to many Italian-Americans and used to be an actual beach before the city’s borders were extended. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spot to read a book while sipping some high-quality espresso or simply looking to grab a hot slice of pizza, North Beach should definitely be your go-to spot.
Read More…