In a nutshell, The Culture Enthusiast is where I share my thoughts about what I've been reading and watching.
Even though it seems the choice of topics is very broad, I actually stay consistent within the overall theme of canonical and thought provoking cultural manifestations. If you browse the archives you'll see that I tend to write about classic literature and cult, cool and foreign films plus whatever works of art I find beautiful and moving.
What I'm about to say is a generalization, but contemporary culture is rather disappointing and, at times, flat out shocking. A lot of people prefer it that way and embrace it all from reality shows to avant-garde art. What I can I tell you? It's like that song from The Smiths: the music they constantly play says nothing to me about my life.
I started this blog back in 2012 because I missed the conversations I had while in college. Every day as an undergrad, I ran into somebody and we'd talk about a book we were reading or a play we'd watched over the weekend. It was the best. But then, after graduating, I sort of lost touch with a lot of people that were incredibly passionate about culture. The internet to the rescue!
I posted somewhat regularly and after a prolific 2013, I was away from the blog for nearly 2 years. I returned this year, with a new design but basically the same format. I'll do my best to post Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays about art, books and movies respectively. Except on some Tuesday where I'll post book-related Top 10 lists, because lists are awesome.
If you are a regular to the blog, welcome back, old friend. Thanks for sticking around.
If you are a new reader, make yourself at home.
Whenever you find something you like please let me know on the comments section or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you read an interesting post, please share it with like-minded people. To be brutally honest, I'm a disgrace when it comes to social media and sort of count on you for word-of-mouth.
My hope is that this blog can be a place where other culture enthusiasts can meet to share their ideas and, hopefully, strong feelings about what they're reading and watching.