Posts by Benji De La Piedra

What’s in a Name?

  In American culture, there is no marriage of art and commerce as spectacular and ritualistically prominent as Super Bowl commercials. A couple days before the…

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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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In Appreciation of Yeezus

  The lights go out and all voices go up. Luminescent screens dot the darkness, and a single white beam comes down from the rafters to…

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