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Feminism. And if that turns you off: Polygamy

I started following writer Roxane Gay’s blog a few months ago and was hooked. It successfully combines all of my favorite things; pictures and descriptions of Gay cooking a delicious recipe in each post, plus good writing, plus some serious analysis of racial and gender issues, current news, and Lena Dunham. Gay published her first […]

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Hip-Hop in Ghana

Hi everyone! This week the Arts Collaborative is presenting an Arts Across the Curriculum event each night. Here is the link tonight’s event from SLUWire: https://stlawu-community.symplicity.com/index.php?s=em_event&mode=form&id=4ce43c13f607ca9e41895f6b057a17c2&occ=0cdea30f50e5f0ccb2eada28d7e18c8b&tab=details Thursday night there will be a concert given by M.anifest at the Underground in Noble Center. Please consider attending one of these events to learn more about the cultural aspect […]

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Juvenile Doodles into Quality Art!

Juvenile Doodles into Quality Art!

Hi, everyone! This article was published about a month ago, but I just now stumbled upon it — a case of serious creativity, adorability, and awesome parenting! A mom takes her two-year-old’s sketches and turns them into masterpieces — check out the pictures! http://www.boredpanda.com/artist-turns-childrens-drawings-into-paintings/ I hope you all got a chance to enjoy the beautiful […]

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Paradoxes of “Danskhed”

Paradoxes of “Danskhed” After spending a semester in Denmark, I can confidently say that I got the most cultural insight by living with a host family.  While talking with and observing my host parents, host brothers, and host relatives, I discovered things that supported and challenged my initial assumptions about Danish culture.  Richard Jenkins states […]

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Album Review: “Kill For Love” by the Chromatics

  Album cover: “Kill for Love” For anyone who has seen Nicolas Winding Refn’s film, Drive, with Ryan Gosling, or for those who are for better or worse, hopelessly in love with the 80’s (I raise my hand here), you’ve probably heard the Chromatics before. Maybe Ruth Radelet’s voice came up on Pandora, Spotify, or in […]

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So Many Questions

  I picked up the habit of journaling in France. It started out as an FYS requirement, but soon turned into a way for me to process everything I was seeing and learning about. That sounds corny, I know, but writing has always been the way that I worked through difficult moments in my life. […]

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World Languages Week

That mythical time has come, when schoolwork comes back from the void of vacation like Gandalf after his date with the Balrog. You’ve returned to find campus transformed from its gray, slushy state under a new layer of white (more Lord of the Rings references. I don’t know why; I’m not even a fan).   […]

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The Firs

I’ve always had an appreciation for unknown (obscure) bands, especially when I know people in them. When I went to college I deleted everyone on Facebook  from my former life (aka everyone I knew in high school), but for some reason I kept this one dude.  Maybe it was because he was super cute and […]

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Things that go bump in the night

I’ve discovered over the past few weeks of the semester that I have an affinity for all things creepy.  Creepy music, creepy writing, creepy photography – you name it, and I’ll probably like it.  Personally, I blame really good crime television, and Professor Caroline Breashears.  But mostly really good crime television. I think it probably […]

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On Keeping an Artist’s Notebook

I have to keep an artist’s notebook for one of my classes this semester. Spoiler alert: No one “discovers” my doodles or a hidden talent for visual art. My professor (Kirsten Kaschock) told us to look through sections of Da Vinci’s notebooks (the snippets that have found their way onto the internet) for inspiration. Even […]

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