Can the swamp drain itself?

With the revolving door of pundits and figures who are metaphorically shooting themselves in the foot, I have to wonder—can the swamp drain itself? “Drain the swamp”—a political term making…

Uncomfortably advanced tech

It’s an afternoon in early April, and I’m reading a story about workers in Sweden implanting microchips into their bodies. The story itself isn’t as sinister as it sounds—Sweden’s work environments…

The responsibility of free speech

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of…

Stumbling the information highway

I consistently ask myself, “What am I even using Facebook for?” Despite the multitude of websites, communities and news outlets that are available at my fingertips, I keep falling to…

Everyone loves an unhappy ending

Maybe it’s the ominous vibe this January has given off, or it’s because I recently re-watched Fury Road, but I’ve been thinking a lot about apocalyptic stories lately. Pop culture has…

An intervention for election 2016

Ahh, election years: what ulcers and high blood pressure are made of. This is a time when harshly worded political opinions divide households and ruin Facebook friendships. It’s not at…

Your childhood is fine

Despite how much we love our movies, adaptations and sequels, we’ve never been much for remakes. Oh, we think to ourselves, this again? Why would they remake this? I’d much…

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