Category Archives: Features

Alone in Trumplandia

The clinical depression that appears to have beset wide swaths of the U.S. since Trump’s election suggests a shared hopelessness, or shall we say raw displeasure, with current socioeconomic reality. Without entering into the nitty gritty of late capitalist critique, … Continue reading

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Buddhism and Social Media

Buddhism speaks to a truth regarding the death of the ego- to eliminate desire, and essentially shut off all the anxiety-inducing aspects of corporeal existence, to move towards transcendence or Nirvana. By doing so, one needs to, as mentioned, shed … Continue reading

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Prolate Spheroids and the Many Problems of College Ball

“You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.” – Paul Dietzel On January 11, 2016, there was a football game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona between the  University of Alabama … Continue reading

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The Atlantic is No Longer The Atlantic

A trend has emerged, though in many ways its always been present, certainly since the internet began “disrupting”- to borrow a word beloved by techies and business-folk- many traditional industries. I won’t summarize the myriad ways that the internet has … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Drake’s Album “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

The picture of Drake above is our contemporary existence captured in a single image. Note the perfectly off-kilter snapback hat, the obscure hand gesturing in a middle finger to society/haters/everyone doubling as a mysterious gang sign, his blue Solo cup … Continue reading

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We Need A Real-Life Batman

James Eagan Holmes walked back into Theater 9 at the Century 16 in Aurora, Colorado two years ago in a gas mask, assault vest, and groin and throat protectors armed with a 12-gauge Remington 870 shotgun, Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle, and … Continue reading

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Facebook is an Infinite Loop

There’re already too many “The Way We Live Now” think-pieces associated with technology and the Internet Age, touting apps that allow us to broadcast our more unique bowel movements and raise money for Goonies 2, to instantaneously speculate about minutiae … Continue reading

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