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  • Looking for thoughtful, critically engaging, and reasoned essays, i.e. cultural critiques on broad themes, like society, culture, technology, etc. Topics that challenge the mainstream narrative and status quo are good places to start. …


On a flawed decision and the impending fallout

US President Donald Trump’s face shown through a torn US flag
US President Donald Trump’s face shown through a torn US flag
Image by Marco Verch (CC BY 2.0)

“So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you all for being here, this is incredible. Thank you very much. Thank you.”


Fomenting division through clicks

A number of paraphrased statements taken from ‘Dear White People’ style articles displayed on top of a black background.
A number of paraphrased statements taken from ‘Dear White People’ style articles displayed on top of a black background.
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Reflections on the changing environmental movement

The words ‘sustainability is dead’ are overlayed on top of windmills and trees. The image has a grainy, retro filter applied.
The words ‘sustainability is dead’ are overlayed on top of windmills and trees. The image has a grainy, retro filter applied.
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On the practice of ‘watching’ for entertainment

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It wasn’t the right fit — and that’s okay

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On commodity activism and its discontents

One hand is coming out of a computer, holding a credit card; another hand is coming out a computer holding a shopping bag.
One hand is coming out of a computer, holding a credit card; another hand is coming out a computer holding a shopping bag.
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Digital Activism More Rampant Among Young Americans



Why finding your dream job is overrated — and unrealistic

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin walking on the surface of the moon. Photo taken on 20 July 1969.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin walking on the surface of the moon. Photo taken on 20 July 1969.
Photo: “Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin by Neil Armstrong, Sea of Tranquility, Moon, 1969” by trialsanderrors is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Modifications made to image.

“Find your passion!”

“Quit your dead-end job today!”

“Manifest your destiny!”


On the normalization of book banning

Drawing from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn novel by Mark Twain (1885)
Drawing from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn novel by Mark Twain (1885)
Source: Drawing from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1885)

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