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Film: Life in a Vacuum – Sound of Metal

If you want an idea of life’s sense of humour, watch it laugh as it takes away the things we love the most, slapping us in the face with the residual sting of what...

Docs: A Duty Of Respect In The True Crime Genre

The true-crime genre has been growing for decades, with the increase in streaming platforms and podcasts allowing what used to be a niche interest to go mainstream. Despite popularity amongst viewers, the genre has...

Provocative: Nabokov And The Taboo Of Incest

Incest is a dirty word. It makes you shudder and think of the kinds of morally depraved people you would never want to meet. In many countries, incest is a felony, the justification for it...

Books: The Intellectual Anarchy Of Brave New World

One year before graduating high school, I befriended a math teacher. His entire essence was the very antithesis of other, more traditional, teachers. Openly engaging in conversations that surpassed functions and trigonometry, he was...

When Reality Is Better Than Reality

If you haven’t watched The Challenge yet drop everything you’re doing immediately! That old person you’re helping cross a busy intersection. Your mother bringing in the groceries. Your father nagging you about cleaning your...

When Optics Conflict with Truth

There are always simple ‘truths’ that are weaponized to represent highly nuanced issues. Along gender lines, this might include the ill-cited ‘fact’ that women make seventy cents on the dollar to men. In university,...

Netflix’s Last Chance U and The Art of Hustle

The concept behind Netflix’s hit docuseries “Last Chance U” is simple: Locate a junior college sports team, follow the team around for an entire season with video cameras, and show how team members struggle...

Looking to India to Understand Race in America

With a knee pressed against his neck, he cried out “I can’t breathe,” Killed at the hands of a white police officer, George Floyd’s dying words would spark a revolution. Protests emerged in every...

To Understand The Brutalities Of War – Watch It

Sometimes you’re late to the party. Maybe a decade late to why the Snuggie is perhaps the best under-hundred-dollar investment you’ll ever make. Or, that you can literally eat Chipotle for any occasion: it...

The End of Animal Farming

I began this piece with the intent of writing a review of Jacy Reese’s book, The End of Animal Farming, but as I went through my notes, I realized that too much vital information...

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