Category Archives: Culture

Exploring the true meanings of public information and private information

This was a thought-provoking article from a Medium writer on the true meaning of public information. What does it all mean anymore? “A stranger could park a drone with a webcam outside your window and live-stream video footage from inside … Continue reading

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Marijuana helps grow the homeless population in Denver

As people flock to Colorado to enjoy legalized marijuana, there’s been a surge in the homeless population in and around Denver.

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Is There Archie After Death?

Archie dies. It’s kind of awesome. Postmortem greatness. It’s a spinoff comic. It’s literally cultural post-postmodernism. Is the afterlife? I thought Archie would live forever. Either it’s true that Archie is now cult fodder or it means that we’re all … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Writes Op-Ed on the Music Biz: ‘Music Should Not be Free’

Originally posted on Variety:
Taylor Swift has taken to the Wall Street Journal to pen an op-ed, discussing the music industry at large and its future from the perspective of one of its most popular songstresses. In the piece, Swift…

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Texas Observer Annual Short Story Contest

Also open to writers outside of Texas. It’s Story Time!   The rules for the annual Texas Observer Short Story Contest contain a clause that reads, “No restriction on genre; entries with a Texas setting or theme are encouraged.” Writers … Continue reading

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The man behind Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet drinks around 20 cups of coffee a day. In this interview he tells why it’s “part of the art life.” David Lynch on Coffee and the Art Life “ Do you feel … Continue reading

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Kathleen Hanna: always a hot topic in my book

http://touch.dangerousminds.net/all/incredible_unpublished_1995_interview_with_bikini_kills_kathleen_hanna#1   “Kathleen’s support for aspiring young female writers and musicians cannot be overstated. She was the riot grrrl movement’s big sister, muse, and fairy godmother. Bikini Kill wasn’t exactly raking in a ton of money, but she still bought … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd tries a ganja candy bar in Denver: how it went

“(NYT) columnist Maureen Dowd took her reporting seriously when she tried a marijuana-infused candy bar, only to end up “panting and paranoid” in her Denver hotel room. She wasn’t alone in nibbling off more than she could handle. Edible marijuana … Continue reading

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Emojis as a branch of cultural studies? O_o

When you think of cultural analysis, what pops into your head? For me, it’s Margaret Mead doing her ethnography of Samoa. But nowadays, people are studying little faces on screens. Are they modern glyphs? Are they a text of sorts … Continue reading

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