This story starts, as the summer started, with a sense of possibility. It was my first summer in New York since I turned 21. It was my last as a college kid. My June, July, and August would be unburdened by any obligation beyond my 9 to 5. I had a valid ID and a
Investing in Diversity on College Campuses The discussion of diversity on college campuses can feel like a numbers game. How many Black students are in the graduating class? How many international students? How many from low-income families? Recently, the Obama administration has been crunching numbers, focusing specifically on diversity of income. How many students from
Before the 1960s, if you wanted to see sex on screen, your only option was to frequent a certain kind of seedy and furtive movie theater colloquially known in France as the Blue Cinema. The porn industry brought sex to the small screen, and watching sex became a more common if very private activity. It
For the better part of a decade, Kanye West’s remarkable creative output has been largely overshadowed in popular culture by indictments of his personality and supposedly oversized ego. But Kanye is certainly not the first rock star with an ego, and it’s doubtful that any performer can reach such stratospheric levels of superstardom without stratospheric
On Sunday, March 24th, the band Emblem3 played a sold-out show to an audience of shrieking tweens at the Paradise Rock Club. In fact, without having released a single album, these surf-bro heartthrobs sold out their entire East Coast tour. They’ve got washboard abs, an avid social media following, and a record deal at Columbia.
Gender politics are rarely a focal point of Super Bowl coverage, but this year President Barack Obama made headlines when he criticized the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for their refusal to admit on gay members. In a pre-game interview on Super Bowl Sunday, he told CBS’ Scott Kelley that, “Gays and lesbians should have
Secretary of State Nominee: John Kerry Qualifications: Member of the Senate; Committee on Foreign Relations for 28 years and chairman for the last four. The Work Ahead: Iran continues to make progress toward a nuclear weapon while Israel agitates for US intervention. Meanwhile, Syria’s Bashar Assad slaughters his own people and the international community lacks