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It’s that time of the year again: Literature becomes universally exciting and noteworthy for a few short weeks while a jury of high-flying writers and critics determines which lucky novelist’s book sales will go through the roof this autumn. It’s the Man Booker Prize, “The world’s most important literary award,” the winner of which will […]
I hope this week is starting off well for all of you. This edition is going to include some news about hackers, or “cyber terrorists,” more violence against women in India, and cool news on healthcare and literary fronts. Please note that this edition comes with major trigger warnings about rape and violence against women.
The issue of the use of drones in both Afghanistan and Pakistan has been both an issue and a non-issue. That is a contradictory statement, I know, but it’s the only way I know how to describe it. It’s an issue that is gaining more attention, but is still seemingly downplayed in mainstream media, though […]
“Thank God there weren’t school shootings when we were growing up,” my sister said. I knew what she meant. Tommy.
Depending on how much you know about African geography, you may or may not know about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC) – not to be confused with the Republic of the Congo. If the DRC doesn’t sound familiar, maybe it’s because you learned about it as Zaire (under former “president” Mobutu). So, […]
Violence has been on my mind since I wrote about self harm, as self harm in its psychiatric incarnation of Deliberate Self Harm is often considered an act of violence. The “self” part indicating the obvious: DSH is violence that a person commits against themselves.
In the past week, four campuses have experienced bomb threats. The most recent case came at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. So far, it looks like all of the threats have been false alarms, but it’s hard not to feel a little shaken up. Schools are supposed to be safe spaces.
(Editor’s note: Trigger warning for descriptions of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.) A few days ago, I was browsing Facebook, bored, when I happened to come on a picture that stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a picture of a smiling man, his arm around a beautiful woman, small bouquet, suit and dress, […]
I tried for ages to think of a better title for this post than just the title of the book. Sometimes they come to me, and sometimes they don’t. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised about this one though because Jennifer Brown’s Hate List hit really close to home. I knew it would, of […]
If you have any interest in punk rock or in music in general, you’ve probably heard about the Ben Weasel incident at South by Southwest (SXSW). If you haven’t, here’s the quick and dirty version: