The Creep Factor: Remarketing and the Customized Shopping Experience

  Many of our wallets are significantly lighter after Black Friday. But we’re still receiving emails and seeing ads on every webpage that remind us of the goods we managed to not purchase by exercising some control. I get emails with such personal, albeit amusing, subject titles that I often wonder if there is someone […]

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Retort: Red Dead Redemption 2 is True Art. But It’s Hardly the Only Piece Worth Examining

  I have a confession to make: I don’t like anything by Rockstar Games. To many, this is an outrageous statement. Rockstar is one of the largest developers in the industry, and produces games reminiscent in size, scope, and budget to Hollywood blockbusters. Their games are universally lauded by fans and critics alike, and are […]

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The Lonely Planet Guide to Diaspora: Part One

  SOUTH AMERICA Guyana is a Caribbean peculiarity     Welcome to Guyana Few places on the planet offer peculiarity in such abundance as Guyana. Thanks to Sir Walter Raleigh and the British imperial crown, Guyana is South America’s only English speaking country. Since the end of slavery and indenture in the country, Guyana’s history has become […]

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Theoretical Interlude: The Confluence of Student and Activist Identitites

  After looking back at two notable student movements in recent history in my last two pieces: The Affordability of Education and Campus Unrest Part 1, I want to conduct a thought experiment: How might different aspects of being a student influence one (or many) to take on the role of an activist?  How do the identities […]

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More Rain, Less Drain: The Sunny Side of Folk

  Folk music has a reputation for being boring, droll, or sometimes, downright miserable. Strumming, acoustic banjo solo this. Heartbreak that. Insert metaphor about the Ancient Greeks that almost makes sense…here.  While these might be conventions of the genre, it’s good to get away from the doom. And how do you do that? Go for […]

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