The Hate U Give When The Rainbow Isn’t Enuf

In 2014, professional football player Richard Sherman gave a postgame interview heard around the world, an exuberant and adrenaline-infused declaration that he was the best after a miraculous play in a championship game which prompted 625 unique individuals to go on television the following Monday and call him a thug. In response, commentators called him […]

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Queens College Should Stop Promoting Vector Marketing

There is a company that has an almost permanent presence on the Queens College campus. Its recruitment posters show up without fail in hallways and classrooms, proudly advertising part-time work with a payment that, at first glance, appears to exceed the minimum wage. This company, Vector Marketing, even features a complimentary quote of a student […]

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LIVE NUDE (rapists) in the New “Clockwork Orange”

image credit: To Do List It’s apparently a great time to make stage adaptations of dystopian novels. In my last post, I mentioned the Broadway adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, currently running at the Hudson Theatre. This week, another famous dystopian novel hit the stage: the off-Broadway production of A Clockwork Orange officially opened at New […]

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After Equifax Breach, NY Aims at Reforms for “Digital” People

In the 1970s, the American government and private businesses began to collect information about people at unprecedented levels. Private sector business involvement with data collection was led primarily by credit bureaus, insurance companies, and private investigative enterprises. These groups, whose viability depends on collected data—on knowing whether making an “investment” in a person is worthwhile—propelled […]

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