Posted inComedy

Andrew Tate gets burned beyond recognition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Climate activist Greta Thunberg poured a gallon of gasoline over far-right misogynist Andrew Tate’s Twitter account recently and lit it on fire. Many of the Twitteratti observed the savage burn say it was well deserved. In some ways, the exchange is similar to the game show Jeopardy. Greta answered, “Who is low dick energy?” succinctly. […]

Posted inNews

Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader arrested: ‘Stop any dealing with this regime’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well-known human rights activist and niece to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on the world to “stop any dealing with this regime” following her arrest last Wednesday.  In a video statement shared by her brother via Twitter, Farideh Moradkhani called on foreign governments to cut all ties with Iran over the recent […]

Posted inFree Expression

What we talk about when we talk about hijab—a view from Tehran

Reading Time: 9 minutes Like all people called to witness the unraveling of history as it happens, I am plagued more than anything by anxiety, a child of uncertainty. The tidy parade of events in history books belies the fact that those living through it do not know how their chapter will end. Will the chaos in Iran breed anything but further chaos? Will everything fall apart?

Posted inMusic

The deep playlist of Generation Z

Reading Time: 5 minutes I started teaching college music courses in 1991. I was 28, just five years out of college myself. On the first day of my music appreciation class, I asked the students to name a few songs or bands that they liked to listen to, that they found interesting. There was some Nirvana, Nirvana was big […]

Posted inPolitics

Young progressives have every right to feel disaffected. They should vote anyway.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The party leaders are ancient. They’ve been in charge of the White House and Congress for almost two years but haven’t delivered. They bring butter knives to political fights with a rival party that wields AR-15s. So it seems from the vantage point of many young progressive citizens, and it’s more than understandable that they’re […]

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