Category: Arts & Culture

2015

Challenging 2015

  As the ‘90s approached its fateful conclusion and we said goodbye to a decade of relative prosperity, while welcoming the “Postmodern” age, the world was on the cusp of embarking on an unforeseeable future; the dawn of the 21st century would send civilization on a teetering peregrination, challenging American...

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Bill Cosby: Icon and Sexual Predator

  Hannibal Burress reignited the flames. Watch below.     It’s easy for me to separate the artist from the art as people mainly reveal the best representation of themselves and not who they are. Only do loved ones (friends and family) really see whom we all are deep down,...

nude photos

Nude Photos: Are They Really Worth It?

  Yet another nude photo leak scandal has clogged our news feed as celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Arianna Grande have been exploited against their will (notwithstanding the authenticity of the photos). Apparently, some sleaze ball hacked into iCloud profiles and completely violated multiple levels of privacy.  ...

apollo

Showtime At The Apollo: Back and Better

  In its 80 years of existence, the Apollo Theatre has been where stars are born and legends are made. The names include James Brown, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Gregory Hines, Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Bassie and Luther Vandross. While it is no longer a cultural icon,...

Sports

Here Are The Best Shows for Non-Sports Fans

My husband loves sports. I didn’t grow up especially appreciating them. All my siblings are girls, and my father wasn’t really a sports fan. Outside of obligatory hometeam spirit (Baltimore is, afterall, the greatest city in America), our family wasn’t very interested. My mom is Canadian but not into hockey....

Drugs

This is My Drug Memoir: A Retrospective

It’s always bothered me how people who’ve never taken drugs will recount all of their dangers. It’s why it’s so easy for the media to slip it in that the “Miami Cannibal” was on LSD. Or cocaine. Or “bath salts.” Hallucinogens often get the worst brunt of these prohibitive assumptions....

Bashtags: When Hashtagging goes wrong

Bashtags: When Hashtagging Goes Wrong

Some organizations should just stay away from Twitter. The Internet has a tendency to bring out the troll in people, and social media offers these opportunists the perfect platform. Of all social platforms, Twitter is the most dangerous because the person creating the conversation cannot curate it. Once you start...

religious freedom

Religious Freedom to Discriminate Freely

  Arizona   Recently Arizona’s failed attempt to protect the devout from the dangers of interacting with the gays has stirred a debate about religious freedoms in our nation. Religious freedom was one of the driving forces that brought Europeans to North America, and also is a core value of...

free spirit

Sorry, You’re Not Really A “Free Spirit”

Free Spirit Nowadays, many people consider themselves “free spirits“. They aren’t “hipsters” who claim to love things “before they were cool,” and flood their wardrobes with the wares of thrift store sprees. No, the people I’m talking about claim a particular mindset, a particular way of thinking.   Most would...