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When I first started playing the violin in the fourth grade, my parents went violin crazy. If there was someone playing violin on a TV show or in a commercial, they immediately called for me to come see or listen to it. My mom would record episodes of shows for me to watch later because…

1. We Ran Out Of Cool, New Stuff After NASA’s high-quality run-in with Pluto last week, there are no more planets (dwarf or otherwise) that anyone really cares enough about to see. Unless Eris is guaranteed to have a Bay of LeBron James or Dumbledore Mountain, then what’s the point? But our disappoint doesn’t end…

A Backwards Prowl by Patrick J. Reed

“Seht hier das spektakuläre neue Video zu Anaconda von Nicki Minaj!” (1) -Digster Pop, Youtube account holder On August 19, 2014, the music video for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” confronted the world with an explosion of hyper-saturated colors, hyperactive editing, and hyperbolic sexual behaviour, garnering 19.3 million views within the first 24 hours of its release.…

Revisiting Women by Annie Leibovitz and Susan Sontag She is reclining in a photographer’s studio. Her arms effortlessly wrapped behind her, cushioning her head. With dark eyes, she peers off into the corner of the room, her mind certainly lost in thought. The matte grey soft focus background is offset by her dark features: thick…

Part 5 of 7 from Essays on Weather for a Post-Katrina Society On November 18, 2007, about 250 people gathered in front of the state house in Atlanta, Georgia in an act of extreme desperation. Joined by three ministers and a gospel choir, Governor Sonny Perdue presided, leading the citizens of Georgia in a prayer…