Archive for ‘January, 2014’

Albert Kahn’s Photographic Mission

  The messenger leans over his lunch. His fatigues are the blue of the sea. The instruments of war are set aside, forgotten during this brief…

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TBT: RIP Pete Seeger

  Famed folk singer Pete Seeger died earlier this week, and I want to use this TBT to commemorate him as best I can. Unfortunately, I’m…

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Macklemore’s Grammys and the Future of Rap

  It was pretty clear leading into the Grammys that there would be controversy if Macklemore’s The Heist beat out Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City…

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Be Prepared: Terrorism Today

  A series of bombings in Volgograd, Russia killed 34 people on December 29 and 30, terrorizing the country as it prepares to host this year’s…

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Sunday Links: January 26th, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   Why do certain things on the Internet go viral? [The New Yorker]   The striking parallels between the worlds…

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TBT: Ms. Hill, Then and Now

I first discovered the 1998 megahit The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill upon starting high school. It was a personally turbulent time in which I reevaluated my…

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Twitter, Racism, and Public Discourse

  On December 6, 2013, nineteen year old Flora Coquerel was crowned Miss France 2014. The daughter of a French father and Beninese mother, Coquerel’s coronation…

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Sunday Links: January 19th, 2014

  Here are this week’s links:   John Fund of The National Review discusses liberal bias, and the differing reactions we have to scandals within each party.…

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The Importance of Net Neutrality

  In 2003, Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu coined the phrase “net neutrality,” stating that Internet service providers should treat all data equally, without charging discriminant…

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TBT: Remembering Pavement

  With its former frontman Stephen Malkmus releasing his new band’s latest album Wig Out at Jagbags last week, now seems like as good a time as…

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