What is Cultural Appropriation?

What is Cultural Appropriation?

The winner is…. Marlon Brando in The Godfather. On March 27th 1973 Apache and Yaqui actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather ascended the stage at the Academy Awards. Amidst a mixture of cheers and boos from the evening’s attendees, Littlefeather read a portion of a prepared statement on behalf of that year’s best actor winner, Marlon […]

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Why Do We Go to Prom?

Why Do We Go to Prom?

Great hair, great dresses, and great expectations. The prom has long functioned as a rite of passage for American teenagers as they act out fantasies of a (generally unattainable) adult ideal. But outside of being the center of a ton of teenage dreams, prom is also big business. Money magazine cites a 2015 Visa survey […]

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Why Are Prescription Drugs SO Expensive?

Why Are Prescription Drugs SO Expensive?

Picture this: A man –probably in his mid-30s–rubs his knee as his dog looks on quizzically. A seated woman cringes as she massages her finger joints. A kettle squeals. Voice over: “This is your wake up call. If you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, month after month, the clock is ticking on irreversible joint […]

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Do We Still Need Libraries?

Do We Still Need Libraries?

With almost unlimited access to a wide array of knowledge online, do we still need libraries? And do phones, computers, tablets and other devices make brick and mortar libraries obsolete? While some think that libraries are expensive and rarely used, others argue that they’re still essential social spaces that provide vital resources for communities. Today, […]

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