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Note Tag The Washington Post

Taylor Swift and Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

In an article for The Washington Post, Peter Manseau, curator of American religion at the Smithsonian, outlined the journey musician Taylor Swift takes in her 2012 breakup ballad “All Too Well” through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. He states,…

Between Utopia and Dystopia

Dominic Basulto writes for The Washington Post about the myth of the dystopian future, dating back to the Greek plays and still today filling up seats in theaters worldwide. As science advances more and more, technology becomes an essential part of people’s everyday…

New Hope For New Stories

Alexandra Petri, a Star Wars enthusiast and blogger for The Washington Post, wonders if the new franchise stories will only be modern adaptations of previous films, or stories in their own right. It is known that George Lucas once called…

Behavioral Psychology In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

In this article from The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada extends his thoughts on Cass R. Sustain new book, “The World According to Star Wars”. Former White House Office administrator of the Information and Regulatory Affairs, Cass R. Sustain, wrote about the behavioral psychology behind…

Extraordinarily Regular

The Washington Post graces us with another uplifting article, this time by Colby Itkowitz, on the unique and exclusive qualities that make the regular, extraordinary. From newspapers reports to fairy-tales, mankind looks for Heroes in all types of stories. This search appears to be…

Gleason: A Journey Through ALS

Clay Tweel, editor and director, writes for The Washington Post about the incredible story of Steve Gleason, former professional footballer diagnosed with ASL. The documentary “Gleason” follows Campbell’s Hero’s Journey structure, giving the audience a thrilling and emotional experience, while promoting support…

Stressing Out

Joe Heim writes for The Washington Post about retired professor Stanley Abbott, who presents an interesting approach to deal with stress and cancel out its negative side effects. Much like the Hero’s Journey, life has ups and down, and roads filled…

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