The Critical State of Criticism: A Critical Analysis of Critics Being Criticized

Do you hate critics? You’re not the only one. As the field of theatre criticism continues to shrink, the remaining theatre critics (and by critics, I don’t mean bloggers) are now under intense scrutiny. However, while theatre reviews have been met with increased skepticism over the past few years, they can still wield enormous power […]

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The Heart of Computer Science: Demystifying Sorting

Sorting is the ordering of objects in a list, with emphasis on “ordering.” We often instinctively associate sorting with alphabetizing—and this is only natural because hearing our name read out from an alphabetically-arranged list is one of our first exposures to the concept of sorting. However, one can order items by date, size, location, etc. […]

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Nostalgically Yours: My Bone to Pick with The Arctic Monkeys

The sound of selling out isn’t a minor note. No. If anything, it’s a major chord blazing loudly, overproduced, polished, and clean, practically  on the front page of a magazine. When musician’s “sell-out” and their music changes, our disdain for the new sound is for an accumulation of reasons. We’re blinded by nostalgia, sure, but there’s also […]

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The Decision to Overturn Section 377: A Queer Language of Legislation in India

An opinion piece by Manil Suri came out in the New York Times last week called “India’s Riotous Triumph of Equality.” For those who do not yet know, India recently did away with section 377 of the Indian Penal Code—a colonial era law that rendered queer sex illegal throughout the country. In effect, the ruling has decriminalized […]

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