Category: Culture

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Down in New Orleans

The city has been destroyed many times over, by war, fire, disease, and flood. Each time, she comes back to life, more vibrant than before but with another layer of rich history atop her deep and storied façades.

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Songs!

Actually, it’s for you. This week’s music prompt: “A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget.”

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Call Your Mother

Phone-y tunes for a real good Mother’s Day.

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The King of the Monsters

Sixty-Five Years Later, Godzilla Continues To Be A Symbol For Everything From Humanity’s Sins To A Force Of Nature To Even Box Office Superhero.

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Oh, the Humanity

My son cannot understand why anyone cared if the Hindenburg blew up because he is eleven years old and thinks the world is an anime.

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The Internet Needs a Town Square

The tech industry has near-total control over what we can and cannot say online. The solution? The creation of an online public space where even extremists are permitted to share their views.

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Songs!

Summer is coming.

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There’s Something About Mary Sue

The thing about Mary Sue that makes her interesting despite her triteness is also what makes her 100% for sure not sexist. A Mary Sue is a female conception of an ideal female character.

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“Avengers: Endgame” Movie Review

Once the Avengers start getting the band back together, the movie oscillates wildly between broad comedy and some of the grimmer passages that made the first hour so great.