On Stories and Empathy

For the last few years, I've ended every school year by giving students what I refer to as my "empathy" speech, a 5-7 minute attempt to contextualize the importance of the subject I teach (English). None of this is probably terribly new, but this year I felt like writing it out because this is my … Continue reading On Stories and Empathy

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Why did I like this so much?: MOONLIGHT

This is part of a (planned) new series of posts called¬†Why did I like this so much? in which I try to analyze my enjoyment with an eye toward learning from great artists to inform my own work.¬† Last night I saw MOONLIGHT, directed by Barry Jenkins, and it was beautiful in a devastating yet … Continue reading Why did I like this so much?: MOONLIGHT