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Choose Beyonce’s America, Not Trump’s

Like many twenty-somethings, I have been obsessed with Beyoncé’s new song and video “Formation” ever since its surprise release on February 6. “Formation” is everything we love about Beyoncé, kicked into high gear. It’s sassy, sexy, visually stunning, lusciously political,… Continue Reading →

The Worst Generation

Millennial. Millennial. Mil-len-nial. Let it sit on your tongue. How does it taste? Robert Sarver, owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, likely doesn’t think it tastes very good. He thinks we (full disclosure time – I’m 24, which places me… Continue Reading →

Why Race Isn’t A Trope

I was in tears at the news. Hermione is brown now, ya’ll. And we’re not going back. Yes, that’s right! Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni will portray Hermione Granger in the broadway play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and I… Continue Reading →

3 Ways Jessica Jones Speaks Up for Survivors of Abuse and Rape

After I walked out on an abusive boyfriend, I felt desperate to talk to anyone who would listen. I had friends who asked, “Why did you stay?” I cried to a therapist who said, “Is it possible that you are… Continue Reading →

Pod People #6: Reply All

Reply All describes itself as “a show about the internet,” but this tagline undersells the show’s breadth and unique approach. More than just a rundown of stories about how Reddit or Wikipedia work, Reply All is actually a show about… Continue Reading →

The Harry Potter Scene that Captures the Essence of Snape and the Brilliance of Rickman

The outpouring of grief following the death of beloved actor Alan Rickman doesn’t surprise me. While I didn’t know Rickman personally, and I cannot speak for his entire fan base, I can tell you this: To me, Alan Rickman was… Continue Reading →

How to Make a Latte or Cappuccino on the Cheap Without an Espresso Machine

Being a 20-Something often goes hand in hand with empty wallets, woeful bank accounts and enormous student loans, all of which limit our access to the small (and large) luxuries in life. Thankfully, with a little bit of ingenuity, you… Continue Reading →

Pod People #5: Hello from the Magic Tavern

The podcast realm has proven to be fertile ground for improv comedy. Taking advantage of the medium’s ability to revive audio storytelling, plus its self-promotional aspects, improv podcasts are both a platform for showcasing talent, and a way to play… Continue Reading →

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 →

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