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December 2015

Ten Times We Tragically Failed Tamir Rice: A Hasty, Hyperlinked Poem

When the officers only gave you two seconds before shooting when you deserved thousands, infinity more. When the first minute passed without you receiving first aid. When the second minute passed and your body used stillness to beg for hands… Continue Reading →

Pod People #4: Serial, Season Two

Pod People is a regular feature in which Abby Olcese explores the world of podcasts, introducing you to work-friendly listening options beyond This American Life and Radiolab. December has been a great month for podcast nerds. Blacklist Table Reads put… Continue Reading →

12 Days of Vegan Christmas

On the first day of Christmas a vegan cooked for me: this amazing recipe!

White People, Come Get Your Boy, @realDonaldTrump

Weeks ago I promised the editor of 20-Something Survival that I’d write a piece about Donald Trump and how fed up I am with him. As a Latina, Trump’s racism with a combo platter of misogyny feels like a repeated… Continue Reading →

Why "Night of the Hunter" is an Overlooked Christmas Classic

  This December, I need Christmas, and its reminder of hope in darkness, more than ever. 2015 has been a difficult year for the world, one of militant extremism at home and abroad. After Charleston, Colorado, Paris, and San Bernadino,… Continue Reading →

Pod People #3: Blacklist Table Reads

Pod People is a regular feature in which Abby Olcese explores the world of podcasts, introducing you to work-friendly listening options beyond This American Life and Radiolab. One of the things that makes podcasting great is its potential for versatility…. Continue Reading →

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Worthwhile Cult

“‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ Listen. Just the name of it and you know it has to be bad.” That was my brother-in-law a few years ago, when my family was sitting around the porch on our rocking chairs. It was… Continue Reading →

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