Journey into a Forbidden Space: Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise

From the early beginnings of folklore through Little Red Riding Hood, the tale of a young girl who ventures out into the forbidden woods alone, to the cinematic American road story of two female outlaw heroines in Ridley Scotts Thelma and Louise, art and literature have presented various ideas involving women as they venture into an unknown or forbidden space. In Scott’s film, Thelma and Louise explore a world outside of their original suppressed lives where they become killers, robbers, and thrill seeking fugitives who ultimately stand up for the rights of women.  In the movie the protagonists are attempting to reach an unknown space, which is Mexico, a space that promises both women a new chance at their once caged in lives and a true chance to escape arrest. Ultimately, Mexico represents an unfamiliar space of hope, ambition, and safety for both characters who want to flee their pessimistic society.  In the film Thelma and Louise represent two [...]

By | April 8th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Movie Reviews, Students|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Turn Your Blog Into A Social Online Magazine Using Pinterest Boards

So I started using Pinterest a few weeks ago to share articles I write at Tablet Crunch, my blog that's all about tablet computers.  And to honest, I only started trying Pinterest when I saw that the Twitter Facebook Social Share plugin was updated and allowed you to add a Pinterest sharing button. I never even considered Pinterest, or thought of Pinterest as a platform to actually share my content. But let me tell you, it's becoming one of the best decisions I've made with my blog! Turn your blog into an online magazine with Pinterest After about a week or so of sending my content from Tablet Crunch to Pinterest, I started to notice something pretty cool happening - my analytics was showing Pinterest as a growing platform for referral traffic. What??? Pinterest is actually sending traffic to my blog??? Absolutely. But what I discovered was that not only was Pinterest sending an increasing volume of traffic to [...]

3 Simple, Yet Powerful Reasons To Consider Content Marketing For Your Business

Content marketing is the "hidden jewel" in any business that's experiencing success in their online marketing, branding, and customer acquisition efforts via the web. You may or may not even recognize the term content marketing.  The Internet and technology are advancing so rapidly that the average user 10 years ago, or the business owner who's just too darn business to keep up, could be completely lost in the maze of Facebook, Twitter, blogging, and other online marketing tactics.  Heck, even someone like myself who lives in it day in and day out sometimes can get turned around. But content marketing is something that local, small, and medium sized business owners are starting to recognize as a viable advertising platform.  And it's something that's actually generating high quality leads and converting sales for businesses. So what's the big deal about content marketing? That's a great question!  So what is it about content marketing that's such a big deal, and where [...]