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The Tenderness of Cardi B
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The Tenderness of Cardi B

Her music is the end result of 25 years of life as a Latina, with all the nuances, complications, and fullness of an experience that is too often reduced to stereotypes.

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Should We Send Trump to the Hague?

Trump could only feel comfortable instituting the family separation policy because of the history of American political leaders avoiding accountability for the consequences of their policies.

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Let the Storm Come

The society described in “1984”—a world in which humans’ capacity for original thought is confined through increasingly-simplistic diction—is a stone’s throw from the one in which we live today.

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Church and State(liness) in the South

Alabama’s relationship with Christianity is far more intimate than colloquial phrases and rooftop crosses may suggest.

Why We Write
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Why We Write

Why We Write
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Why We Write

Here I am. Writing yet another column (hoping I don’t cringe reading it later). Throwing yet another opinion into the void like a tree falling in a forest, hoping the sound reverberates.

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'Fan' Rule

Fans have always had some power to take the object of their love into their own hands. But increasingly, fans can do more than create alternatives and supplements. They can affect the works themselves.

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Hollywood’s Harvard Problem

The sanitized version of Harvard often seen in television and film is as false as the supposed shots of the University, many of which are filmed at UCLA.

Tank
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Tank

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Sound and Fury

Usually I find the chaos an appealing challenge, but now the volume is deafening, and the noise is exhausting.

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To Build Our Own Coffins

We cannot guard our language to the point that we imagine what is nonexistent, ban leaders who should be celebrated, and delegitimize ourselves through the intentional misrepresentation of valid ideas.

Bad Liberals
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Bad Liberals

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All ‘Representation Matters’

The mere presence of representation in a work of art should not be its selling point—and really cannot be, in the long run.

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Harvard Square is Our Business

Consumption choices are a reflection of buyers’ values, and Harvard Square is largely a reflection of such choices made by Harvard students.

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The Generation Gap

Having my principal deny my request to read my speech in English and Spanish helped me realize I took my parents for granted way more than I’m proud of.

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