Author Archive: Matthew Vasiliauskas
Matthew Vasiliauskas is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. His work has appeared in publications such as Conjunctions, Berlin’s Sand Literary Journal, The University Of Wyoming’s Owen Wister Review, Chicago Literati and The Pennsylvania Review. Matthew currently lives and works in New York City.
After a five-year hiatus from hand drawn animation, The Walt Disney Company will return to the medium with its latest animated feature The Princess and The Frog, tentatively set for a December 2009 release date. In anticipation of this occasion, the studio has begun releasing its classic animated shorts from its heyday of the 40’s, […]
Shoes are much more than a necessary safeguard for bipedal movement, and in fact will often create an intricate and intimate window into the emotions of the wearer. Colors, shapes, sizes, manufactured and self-made designs all construct a revealing geography of individual ideology, and possesses the potential to not only fulfill the owner’s desires, but […]
In April of 1963, after a series of restaurant sit-ins and public protests in Alabama, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and confined to a small prison cell at a Birmingham jail. There, using discarded newspaper and a small notepad that was smuggled into him, King began […]
In many cases, it is the often-warped remembrances of childhood that provide the greatest examples of joy, intrigue and fear. Looking back on one’s adolescence is like opening a pop up book, where the distorted, fantastical characters and events transport the individual to some of the most mystifying regions of the imagination. Perhaps someone who […]
Within the fog-filled alleyways and decrepit hotel rooms of a city at midnight exists the brooding world of the noir genre. It is a land populated by blackmail, violence and lust. A world that ashes a cigarette while salivating over a blonde’s luscious, red lips. Along with dialogue that can strike a blow as hard […]
Perhaps one of the most intriguing and controversial topics plaguing the international public these days is the issue of stem cell extraction and development. The idea of curing diseases and the construction of limbs and organs certainly appears to be a worthy endeavor, despite the criticisms from religious sects and governmental bodies. And although the […]