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21 Apr 2017

Tinder Abroad: Online Dating “Digital Nomads”

By: Rebecca Rush The American imagination has a stereotype of sailors tattooed onto it. Vagabonds with a girl in every port, protecting our nation as they seduce the locals. There’s a new kind of “sailor” afoot, and while they might not be employed by any government, their modus operandi is the

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19 Apr 2017

5 Times Ralph Fiennes Has Been Problematically Hot

Film is an artistic medium that attempts to broach all aspects of the human condition. Sometimes (even frequently) it presents characters that are, to put it mildly, problematic AF. Often, the actors playing those characters are, to put it mildly, are also hot AF. This is usually the case when

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17 Apr 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 4: Somalia

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. You may think you know nothing about Somali literature, but you’re mistaken. Okay, perhaps you’re right and you can’t name a single Somali author. But unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere way, way

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07 Apr 2017

Artist You Need To Know: Sam & Bill are Bad MotherFolkers

This week I was lucky enough to sit down with the up and coming NYC comedic music duo Sam & Bill. With their flawless blend of seemingly benign folk music, comedic lyrics, and fearless attitude, they are quickly becoming a local favorite in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. The duo, composed

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24 Mar 2017

Two NYC Comics Breakdown the Whitewashing of the Ghost In The Shell Movie

On March 31st the internationally celebrated media franchise known as Mobile Armored Riot Police in Japan, finally makes it’s big screen debut in the states. The highly anticipated film adaptation of Ghost In The Shell – named after the subtitle of the first serialized classic anime novel – is expected

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23 Mar 2017

Books From Banned Countries: Libya

After a brief hiatus, the “In Translation” series returns with one of the lesser known Middle Eastern regions. This week’s installment focuses on Libyan literature. Once you’re done with their selection, you can ponder that ostensibly silly question “what defines a national literature”? After all, several of the authors presented

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13 Mar 2017

A Brief History of East vs West Coast Rap.

Last week March 9th, marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Notorious B.I.G. In his few short years of superstardom, Biggie left a crater-sized impact on the music industry and a cloudy legacy behind him.

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