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I Fell Asleep During 'Boyhood'

I Fell Asleep During ‘Boyhood’

April 27, 2015

When Boyhood was released on July 11, 2014, I’ll admit that I had low expectations. I expected the movie to be a cheesy and dramatic film about a boy growing up. To start, the title was too general, practi...

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Leading without Words

April 20, 2015

How would you describe a great leader? Most people would respond to this question using words strictly linked to extroverted personalities such as outgoing and sociable. A large majority of the successful,...

Graffiti: The Every Man’s Art

Graffiti: The Every Man’s Art

April 20, 2015

When walking the streets of Baltimore, wandering past allies covered with sprayed pictures and symbols, or under bridges adorned with painted words that by law shouldn’t be there, you wonder if those...

'Insurgent': As Unremarkable as Its Predecessor

‘Insurgent’: As Unremarkable as Its Predecessor

April 20, 2015

Last year, the popular book series Divergent became a movie, coming out to mixed reviews. Many critics declared that it was another bland YA dystopian movie. A few weeks ago, the second installment of the...

What Parents Don't Understand about Religion

What Parents Don’t Understand about Religion

April 14, 2015

I come from a Pakistani heritage in which practically everyone is Muslim. We are characterized as people who are excessively proud of heritage, tradition and religion. Because of these rules, I cannot...

The Demoralizing Culture of Pretty

The Demoralizing Culture of Pretty

April 14, 2015

Today’s society is driven by social media.   Everywhere you look, magazines, television shows, billboards and even some literary novels are encouraging women and young girls to dress and act in a specific...

Is Planet Earth Really Alone?

Is Planet Earth Really Alone?

April 5, 2015

It’s one of the oldest questions in the book of astronomy and planetology. For as long as we’ve known that there are other worlds out there among the stars, we’ve wondered: are there are any worlds...

The Fear of Tutus

The Fear of Tutus

April 5, 2015

                                 Strong legs executing a marvelous leap that cuts through the air, swift feet working in intricate arrangements with the greatest of ease, powerful ar...

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

‘Birdman’ Considers Meaning of Life

March 23, 2015

A thrilling black comedy, Birdman not only explores in depth the idea of a person’s ego, but has great cinematography, visual effects, music score, and intricate dialogue. Not only that, but the movie ...

Alan Turing: A Gay Hero Convicted by His Own

Alan Turing: A Gay Hero Convicted by His Own

March 11, 2015

People expect heroes to be perfect, charismatic people. They should have super powers, like Superman, or amazing agility, like Batman. Sure, they have their demons--everyone has skeletons in their closet--but...

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