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September 17th, 2020

Political polarization kills public faith in key civic institutions, destabilizes our national economy, and short-circuits governmental efficacy.

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September 17th, 2020

Political polarization kills public faith in key civic institutions, destabilizes our national economy, and short-circuits governmental efficacy.

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June 4th, 2020

Black Lives Matter isn't a moment, but a movement. Read our guide to engaging respectfully, from performative allyship to police defunding.

POLITICS

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September 17th, 2020

Political polarization kills public faith in key civic institutions, destabilizes our national economy, and short-circuits governmental efficacy.

Image by Ben Koorengevel

June 4th, 2020

Black Lives Matter isn't a moment, but a movement. Read our guide to engaging respectfully, from performative allyship to police defunding.

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April 8th, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders will not be, now or ever, president of the United States of America. Here's what that means for our national political landscape.

MENTAL HEALTH

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July 6th, 2020

I don't particularly enjoy celebrating my birthday. More often than not, it leaves me anxious. Why?

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March 23rd, 2019

We are taught from an early age that if we cannot capitalize on our passions, they're less valuable. Now, we're watching that mentality destroy a generation.

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March 24th, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, anger isn't always a negative. Righteously found, anger can change the world. This article is an exploration of how we assign connotation to emotion, and how that can go wrong.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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April 6th, 2019

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" is a banger—but it's not a country song. Even as we push back against conservative notions of genre gate-keeping, we need to keep in mind the respect for and understanding of different cultural histories requisite to engage with them.

April 2nd, 2019

In the face of broadening antisemitism, it's easy to let negative emotion cloud an often-joyful tradition. In this piece, we reclaim that joy by paying homage to a few of the great Jewish rappers.

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January 24th, 2019

It's no secret that many of our most renowned artists suffer from alcoholism, depression, and anxiety. But if creativity and mental illness are linked, how can we manage one without disrupting the other?

CARTE BLANCHE

/kärt ˈblänSH/

noun

noun: carte blanche

  1. complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best.

    "we were given carte blanche"

 

origin

late 17th century: French, literally ‘blank paper’ (i.e. a blank sheet on which to write whatever one wishes, particularly one's own terms for an agreement).

SPORTS

February 26th, 2020

The Glazer brothers are running Manchester United into the ground. Fans won't stand for it.

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April 8th, 2020

English Premier League soccer is widely considered the finest in the world. So why can't they pay employee

NICHOLAS SHEREIKIS

I created this page in 2014, to serve as my personal blog. Since then, it's suffered through several makeovers—this is the product of years of trial and error. Please enjoy.

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