“The Isle of Idem:” A Pseudo-novel for Google Maps

The following is an embedded map, courtesy of Google Maps, that acts as a pseudo-novel told in twenty “entries.” Each placemark or route has a description attached to it, in which lies part of the epic (and fictional) adventure of three youths from two seemingly different countries to a remote island in the South Pacific. […]

“Mao’s Last Dancer:” Section 2

Cunxin Photograph

Presentation: http://prezi.com/mrv0om9zxpxa/maos-last-dancer/ Introduction: The film, Mao’s Last Dancer, by Bruce Beresford, follows the life of Li Cunxin, a Chinese ballet dancer in the 1980s, and his subsequent defection to America. Li Cunxin was born in the Shandong Province and is selected to be a dancer at the Beijing Dance Academy at age 11. Eventually he is sent […]

Jeb Cooke


Currently a Junior at The College of William and Mary and a part of the Film Studies program, Jeb Cooke hails from Short Pump, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond’s West End. A Brother of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and a Bass in the W&M Choir, he enjoys analyzing the aesthetics of classic Hollywood films […]