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Jimmy McMillan: The Karate Candidate

The 2010 New York gubernatorial election has made its fair share of headlines, although not in the traditional fashion. One need look no further than Republican candidate Carl Paladino for a deluge of scandal: anti-gay remarks, a 10-year-old child from [...]

October 24, 2010 Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Mark Rudd

ACE Interview: Mark Rudd

The Alliance of Collegiate Editors interviews Mark Rudd, former member of the Weather Underground and current anti-war activist. [...]

October 23, 2010 Campus Issues, Interviews

Paladino: Wrong, but not Remarkable

So, Carl Paladino said some pretty inflammatory things about homosexuality the other day. Dave Weigel has the exactly correct take on the politics of Paladino’s remarks. I have nothing to add: it’s the wrong message at the wrong time, when [...]

October 11, 2010 Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Lit Theory, Dishsoap, and the Electric Car

Lit Theory, Dishsoap, and the Electric Car

So I was sitting at home, smoking shisha, listening to some Baaba Maal, reading Barthes’ Mythologies, when I came to an amazing realization. I found a similarity between Dawn, the happy bubbling dishsoap, and GM’s new Leaf. In Mythologies, Barthes [...]

October 9, 2010 Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog, Uncategorized

On High School Debate and Oversensitivity

The National Forensics League high school debate league recently bowed to popular pressure and abandoned a proposed debate topic regarding the highly controversial Park51 project. A former high school debater weighs in on the decision's effect and how it reflects [...]

October 4, 2010 Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog
TEDxPenn and the Ultimate Reality

TEDxPenn and the Ultimate Reality

I love TED.com.  Along with Academic Earth, I spent far too little of my precious hours over the summer watching lectures on everything from Qur’an-based comic books to game theory to sex and human nature (without having to take ANTH104). [...]

September 28, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
On the Death of Page 217

On the Death of Page 217

It has come to my attention that the page 217 application essay is no more. The DP has a eulogy up, which mostly remarks on the creativity the essay afforded students. Apparently the administration’s rationale goes like this: First, Penn’s [...]

September 24, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Republican "Spices" up CT Congressional Race

Republican "Spices" up CT Congressional Race

And you thought Republicans couldn’t be funny… Here is Jerry Labriola, running for Congress for CT in District 3, in all of his  (advertising) glory. What makes this ad effective is its clarity.  Meaning from a political message exists at [...]

September 21, 2010 Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog
Academic journal studies hipsters. How ironic (because, like, being a consumer so mainstream)

Academic journal studies hipsters. How ironic (because, like, being a consumer so mainstream)

Hipsters.  Those mythical creatures, a native North American breed, overly cultured and underappreciated in pop culture – see: Stuff Hipsters Hate, latfh, Hipster Dinosaurs, and Hipster Puppies).   Yet they did not escape the academics, baffled and intrigued by such unique [...]

September 14, 2010 Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Conservatism Versus the Mosque?

Conservatism Versus the Mosque?

President Obama’s steadfast support for the “Ground Zero” mosque, which only a day later turned lukewarm, nationalized an issue that many New Yorkers, including myself, have become familiar with for months on end. What’s fascinating now is how all the [...]

August 16, 2010 Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog