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Pop Politics: What should you watch?

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As a proponent of the intersections between pop culture and politics, I would like to introduce a new segment called “Pop Politics”. Every Friday afternoon I will suggest what you should binge on… Continue reading

The Interview: Is it appropriate to make a film depicting the assassination of a living world leader?

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Is it appropriate to make a film about the assassination of a current world leader? This is a question I’ve been asking myself ever since the threats leveled at Sony over the release… Continue reading

Midterm Election 2014: Angie’s Predictions for Major Senate and Gubernatorial Races

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Today is Midterm Election Day and as millions of people in states all over the country head to the polls to cast their votes for Senate, House of Representatives, and Governor, along with… Continue reading

Review: The House I Live In Exposes the War On Drugs

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A couple weeks ago, our editor Sebastian Johnson asked everyone to write about the War on Drugs . I quickly realized I knew very little about the domestic drug war. I knew about… Continue reading

Problems with the Gamergate Movement

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Today I came across an article by Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart about the success of Gamergate and how it isn’t being covered by the “liberal media”. If this is one of the legitimate… Continue reading

5 Things to Know About ISIS

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Is there a difference between ISIS and ISIL? ISIS is to ISIL as Prince is to “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” Translated from Arabic, ISIS stands for The Islamic State of Iraq… Continue reading

What Party is Selina Meyer and Does it Matter?

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Is Selina Meyer a Democrat or a Republican? Veep, a television series for HBO, was created by Armando Iannucci to show what happens behind the scenes of the Vice President’s office. In the… Continue reading

Women in Media are Not Your Sexual Objects

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Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the celebrity photo hacking scandal. A hacker obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Upton, and several other female celebrities, and… Continue reading

Institutional Dysfunction and The Wire

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(This post contains spoilers! Though really, the show is twelve years old so if you haven’t seen it by now just watch it already.) In 2002, HBO debuted The Wire, an American crime… Continue reading