Tagged: America

The Most Urgent Questions about American Violence

I found a sort of morbid comfort in the fact that Jon Stewart had the same problem that I did yesterday after the news broke about the attack in Charleston. No jokes. No mirth, no whimsy, no quips. No happiness. Just a head full of questions, and a heart that will...

Why Bruce Jenner is Humanity’s Remarkable Hero

  Last Friday, millions of people worldwide watched Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner announce that he is transgender. Before being Kendall and Kylie‘s dad, and well before the Kardashian days, Jenner was seen as a hero, having earned the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic games. He...

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Adidas On The Decline in America

  What feels like days long since passed, I have fancied myself a “sneaker aficionado,” or what urban America simply refers to today as — a hypebeast. Whether it was stacking my lunch money to save up for the new Jays, waiting over night outside in the rain for “Invisible Air...

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Musings on Joan Didion

  It is perhaps inherent to the human condition to be unable to accept reality, to confront it with all of its flaws and fallacies, mishaps and injustices. We are frightened by truth and often prefer to see life as an illusion, a mirage that attempts to negate all that we...

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Never Be Duped by the Super Bowl

Last year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Broncos and the Seahawks generated 111.5 million viewers, and this year promises to be no different. Americans love their football — there is seemingly nothing better than football Sunday, when men (and select women) put their feet up, guzzle down beers with the boys, and bow...

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Compromise in the Age of Partisanship

  Our forefathers, resistant to political parties, recognized the plight that would come to affect our government if partisanship arose. Today, our political world suffers from a lack of levelheaded communication, and is often hindered by an inability to compromise. The core of our democracy—its citizenry—relies on being politically involved and informed....

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George Washington: The 1st Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Washington is the first in a 43 part series covering why those of you who predict impending...

The Wolf of Wall Street: Celebration of Addiction & Excess

Martin Scorcese’s latest vehicle, The Wolf Of Wall Street, has become the most polarizing film of 2013.  Shot in classic Scorsese style, with quick pans, freeze frames, and a running 1st person narrative, Wolf is based on the memoirs of self-proclaimed Wolf Of Wall Street Jordan Belfort and the depravity encapsulated in...