16-year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg of Stockholm, Sweden has become the subject of political debate concerning climate change. On September 23, 2019, she gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City and called on the leaders of the world to address the growing danger of climate change. "My message is that we'll be watching you," Thunberg said. "This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg: The next generation of change?
Joker is the tale of the titular comic book villain of the same name, and is directed by Todd Philips, director of The Hangover trilogy, and stars Joaquin Phoenix of Her fame. It is not your standard comic book movie as it takes on a more gritty, urban tone similar to Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. The story follows Arthur Fleck, a middle-aged, mentally ill man who has a disorder that causes him to laugh uncontrollably even when he doesn’t feel like laughing, which leads to awkward or uncomfortable situations. It’s an uncomfortable affliction for Arthur, and you see on his face just how torturous it can be for him. Arthur works as a clown who aspires to be a comedian, but he has the … [Read more...] about Send in the clowns: a Joker Review