Gender in The Rainbow

The differences between men and women have been distinguished since the beginning of time. Though traditional gender roles by circumstance often portray the niche best exuded by a gender, it is undeniable that the emblematic characteristics accredited to a specific sex are often false. For example, the belief that men are the true movers-and-shakers of … Read more

King of Pop Michael Joe Jackson

King of Pop Michael Joe Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958. Michael was the fifth of Joe and Katherine Jackson’s nine children. The Jackson house was always filled with music. Katherine taught the children folk and religious songs. Joe Jackson worked at a steel plant, had always dreamed of becoming a … Read more

The Question of Nature of Fame and Glory

“What is fame? Fame is but a slow decay ­ Even this shall pass away.” ­ Theodore Tilton The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, is a poem laden with such Christian themes as love, the search for happiness, and the desire to see God. Among these Christian themes, however, is Dante’s obsession with and desire … Read more

The Biography of John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22nd 1917 in Tutwiler Mississippi, in a family of sharecroppers being the fourth of eleven children. His father didn’t like blues music and even called it “the devils music.” He first started experimenting with music in church and built his first instrument from a piece of string and … Read more

The Imperfections of God Shown in Genesis

Throughout the Bible God shows that he is imperfect disregarding the common belief that God makes no mistakes. Genesis is a creation story explaining how God created everything on earth, but there are many different ways the creation story in Genesis can be interpreted. It says that he made the heavens and earth, light and … Read more

Creating a Deeper and Psychological Suffering

Instead of leaving all of Inferno’s sinners to burn in the traditional flames of Hell, Dante successfully uses contrapasso to build a world with unique psychological depth, and therefore a deeper potential for suffering. Contrapasso distinguishes each sinner by making his or her punishment uniquely appropriate to the sin so that every soul in Inferno … Read more

Dolores O’Riodan biography

Seminal 1990s Irish rock group The Cranberries’ vocalist Dolores O’Riordan has passed away at the age of 46, a publicist confirmed to BBC. A statement which relayed the news of O’Riordan’s death read: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available … Read more

A Comparative Analysis Of Two Covers Songs By Marilyn Manson And Emily Browning’s Of Eurhythmics’ Song Sweet Dreams

So many great songs have been recorded. There are also many songs that have been remastered by various artists and recorded with their own spin on the song. Most covers sound entirely different from tempo to the instrumentation. The song “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics is one of many to be rerecorded. Two great covers in … Read more

Rene Clausen’s Life and His Musical Calling

Rene Clausen is an American Composer and the conductor of the Concordia Choir in Moorhead, Minnesota since 1986. He is also the professor of music at Concordia. Before he was a world-renowned composer and conductor. He was born in 1953 and raised in California and graduated from Wilton Senior High School in Wilton, Iowa and … Read more

The Fatherlike Relation Between Dante and Virgil

In Dante’s Inferno, Virgil, the Roman poet, guides Dante through Hell. Virgil first encounters Dante at the beginning of Inferno when Dante strays from the True Way, a term used by Beatrice to represent a righteous and religious life. Beatrice, Dante’s real-life love who resides in Heaven, becomes worried about Dante and urges Virgil to … Read more

Ray Charles Robinson’s Memoir

Ray Charles Robinson, commonly known as Ray Charles, was a phenomenal singer, songwriter, composer and musician of his time. The style of music he’s known for is rhythm and blues, jazz, and the occasional gospel. Charles was born in the beginning of the Great Depression, September 23rd 1930, but despite his poverty, Charles believes he … Read more

Authority, Rebellion and Subordination in Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest’s Tale and the Wakefield Second Shepherd’s Play

The plight of the oppressed in medieval England was paramount to the emergence of iconic works of fiction. In turn, the future comprehension of feudal society is dependent upon these works. To rely on monastic chroniclers alone, in understanding the state of their world, would be to absorb works that were largely created under the … Read more

Shakespeare’s Reconfiguration of “Tereus, Procne, and Philomela” in Titus Andronicus

  Few of the episodes in Ovid’s Metamorphoses have resonated so powerfully with audiences as Book VI’s story “Tereus, Procne, and Philomela” has been able to. From the time of Metamorphoses’ publication until the present day, the agonizing myth has been retold, modified, and elaborated on in many creative mediums that encompass forms of both … Read more

A Comparative Analysis Of Bacchae and Genesis

The characters of Agave and Eve, while subordinate to their male counterparts, Pentheus and Adam, play extremely important roles within The Bacchae and Genesis, respectively. Their characters are portrayals of typical women who, because of encounters with the divine, are able to break away (albeit temporarily and not without repercussion) from the constraints placed on … Read more

The Biography of Thomas Greene Wiggins

Abstract Thomas Greene Wiggins was born May 25, 1849 to Mungo and Charity Wiggins, slaves on a Georgia plantation. He was blind and autistic but a musical genius with a phenomenal memory. After discovering that the infant was blind, Jones refused to feed or clothe him. Wiggins’s mother interceded to save his life, and several … Read more

George M. Cohan, Congressional Medal of Honor

My report is on George M. Cohan, the congressional medal of honor, and his impact on WW1. George Michael Cohan who was a singer, dancer, songwriter, producer, lyricist, actor, playwright, composer, or just an American entertainer had an impact on World War one in many ways. George Michael Cohan, Professionally known as George M. Cohan … Read more

Microcosmic Nature of Canto IX

Canto IX of Dante’s Inferno is remarkably representative of the work as a whole. It includes a number of prominent themes, among them the role Virgil plays as the manifestation of human reason and the argument that faith can achieve what reason cannot, as well as contrapasso? or the matching of sins on Earth to … Read more

Why Miles Davis’s Music Is Celebrated

The objective of great creators, is to formulate something that would get the spectator to think. If the creator can be interesting enough to spark a thought, then your goal as an artist has been accomplished. Ben Alsup claims that the formula to being interesting, starts with the aspiration to make the listener create questions. … Read more

Literary Interpretation and Meaning of Dante’s Inferno

The most puzzling circle of hell in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno is also one of the first. It is here, in the second circle, where the lustful spend eternity. Canto V is filled with contradictions, puzzlements, and curious word choices. At first glance, Dante’s account of the lustful sinners appears to be entirely one-dimensional: these are … Read more

A Close Reading and Literary Interpretation of Canto VII

“Pape Satan, pape Satan aleppe!”[1] These baffling, untranslatable words screeched by Plutus in the Fourth Circle of Dante’s Inferno have been the subject of extensive linguistic exegesis for many years but, unfortunately, the attention given by scholars to Plutus’ role in the Inferno is often limited to this one-line invocation. While Plutus, the demon of … Read more

Umm Kulthum: Life and Career

The joy and tenderness that’s in your love Is enough for more than many long generations Your love filled my heart and my thoughts Lightens my night and makes my life longer ~ Umm Kulthum, “The Hope of my Life” Introduction Fifty years ago, Umm Kulthum (alternatively ‘Oum Kalthoum’) was an internationally renowned Egyptian singer. … Read more

The Fatherlike Relation Between Dante and Virgil

In Dante’s Inferno, Virgil, the Roman poet, guides Dante through Hell. Virgil first encounters Dante at the beginning of Inferno when Dante strays from the True Way, a term used by Beatrice to represent a righteous and religious life. Beatrice, Dante’s real-life love who resides in Heaven, becomes worried about Dante and urges Virgil to … Read more

"Hey, Jude" song report

Song Report “Hey Jude” is a song by the band The Beatles and was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was first released in August 1968 under The Beatles label ‘Apple Records’. Hey, Jude runs for 8 mins and 10 secs. The Beatles choose here instead for an unusual binary form that uses … Read more

Elvis Presley Biography

Elvis Presley is one of the greatest artists of all time the changes that he went through during his career was controversial and also a success. Elvis changed music genres during his career, his distinctive way of entertaining the audience, and many people praise him as a great icon. Marcus Greil has praised Elvis for … Read more

The Life History of Ray Charles

Was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany Georgia. His father was Bailey Robinson, a railroad repair man, and his mother was ‘Retha. His father never married his mother. His legal wife was Mary Jane, who also helped to raise Charles. By the time he was three, young Charles was learning to play the piano. … Read more

Understanding the Difference Between Death and Dying

The difference between death and dying can often seem minute. The dying are merely those on the way to death. Yet the intrinsic difference between the process of dying and the moment of death is one of great literary obsession, in particular in Dante’s The Inferno. Robert Pinsky’s otherwise transcendent translation makes a provocative error … Read more