Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
On a whim, I decided to watch Amy Schumer’s latest comedy special just to see how terrible it is. I doubt anyone could satirize Schumer’s comedy, it’s so bad. Schumer is honestly the least-funny standup comedian I’ve seen. She’s purposefully crass and gross for shock value mistakeningly thinking that makes her funny. It doesn’t. Stay far away.
Chappelle was my favorite comedian in high school. Ten years later, he’s back, and it’s like he never left. He returned to standup with two specials, and they’re hysterical. I love how Chappelle can make comedy about race so comfortable and funny no matter who you are. His timing and delivery are second to none. I can’t wait for more of his comedy to premiere.
Zooptia is more evidence that Dreamworks is catching up in quality to Pixar. It started with Big Hero 6, and Zootopia is another awesome film that stands up to Pixar’s best. The film is about a bunny cop in a animal-filled city who teams up with a fox hustler to stop a criminal conspiracy that is an obvious allusion to discrimination and racism. Regardless, it’s a funny, cute film. Watch it.