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On Dana Schutz and the Culture of America

Photo: Open Casket, Dana Schutz By Leslie Lyons  Does any one of us ever really know another person? Whether through intimacy or the social construct of a justice system, can the motivation of any one living soul really ...
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Moonlight: a poem not only for Black Men

by Tayllor Johnson Before actually seeing the film, social media and my friend group were already abuzz with “Moonlight” praises. I was told this film brought to light a narrative rarely explored in mainstream cinema, th...
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Kurt Cobain at 50: Come As You Are, Stay As You Were

By Allen Callaci  Pushing a squeaky shopping cart stocked with a dented box of Rice Krispies, a gallon of milk and a tube of Crest toothpaste in the express lane at the local Stater Brothers is the last place one &hellip...
Beyonce performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Higher Ground

By Leslie Lyons This is all so unnecessarily complicated. How we live as a people together; how we live as women, how we live as men, how we raise our children and how we are inspired by chosen leaders, heroes … <...
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Sighing Eternally in a Leonard Cohen Afterworld

By Allen Callaci What you are about to read started out as review of Leonard Cohen’s new album, You Want It Darker. The first lines of that review were to have gone roughly like this: On his latest release, You … ...
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I Didn’t Know Your Dad Was Luke Cage

By Trevor Jackson I woke up with butterflies. Thoughts of upcoming tests, the smell of loose-leaf paper, and #2 pencils made me uneasy. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee filled the house as my grandma paced back and for...