Monday, January 21, 2013

An Asshole is an Asshole. Don't give him excuses.

Allie Lane 

Shut up.
On January 11, the New York Times published an article entitled “The End of Courtship” in which it declared the end to traditional dating or any sort of dating at all, claiming it was replaced with hookups and hanging out. Gone are the days of men treating women to fine French dining or even so much as a movie. The article seems to think that girls are lucky if they can get even a smidgen of commitment out of today’s men.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

66 Indispensable Books: everyone should read the Bible

Sean Ewart

Read this book.
It’s a tedious process. There are 66 books in the Bible, tossed together almost, ironically, irreverently. The books are a combination of myth, theology and poetry with kernels of historical data sprinkled in at random. But reading the Bible is important. Because the stories in the Bible are at the root of the religious – and social – beliefs of well over half of the world’s population, the ancient piece of literature that claims divine inspiration cannot be written off. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Get the fuck out

Sean Shoemaker 

A photo from Sean's travels in South East Asia.

For the past four months an article idea has been rotating inside the periphery of my skull, always swirling, surfacing and developing. But I would always become my own blockade, worrying that it would come across as pretentious, even preachy. So instead of simply writing down my thoughts, I concealed it in the confines of my cranial cavity. But as time wore on, and the more I witnessed, it became overly-apparent, these thoughts, critiques, realizations needed to be expressed.

Friday, January 11, 2013

American citizens are to blame for the Fiscal Cliff. Apathy is hurting us all.

Joe Alicata

Grab your popcorn. Congress is just getting warmed up.

In perhaps the most depressing display of divided government, Congress finally managed to pass legislation to avert the worst of the fiscal cliff. If only that were something to feel better about. The reality is that actions taken by Congress have fallen far short of any meaningful compromise and have merely set the stage for more mindless ideological bickering and blathering in the weeks to come. This entire debacle was created by Congress in the first place; congratulate them on averting an impending self-inflicted fiscal disaster is like congratulating an arsonist for putting out their own fire.