Tag: politics

MILLENNIALS LOVE PODCASTS AND YOU SHOULD TOO

Like most of my friends under age 30, the first place I see most of my news is Facebook or Twitter. As a person who enjoys both reading about politics and watching corgi videos, I generally have no trouble with using mainly social media to find updates and entertainment - except when the endless scrolling…

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ACTORS TURN AWARDS INTO AWARENESS AT THE SAG AWARDS – SEE THE SPEECHES

Actors spurred on by recent events (and perhaps by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech) used the awards stage as a political platform at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29th. Thankfully giving no heed to Donald Trump’s recent comment that “Celebs hurt the cause,” award-winning actors gave impassioned acceptance speeches that ranged from angry…

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COPING WITH TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL VICTORY

I couldn't wait for the 2016 election to be over. As candidates were announced, campaigns were initiated, and debates were held, the election quickly devolved from a spectacle to a full-on circus. It became clear that issues that should have been front and center, like socioeconomic apartheid, state violence, and voter suppression, fell by the wayside. Instead,…

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICIANS RALLY TO ENCOURAGE VOTER TURNOUT

It has become tiresome to think, write, or complain about the upcoming election, but, it is tomorrow. For many, a fatigue or surge of apathy isn’t an option. Politicians, celebrities, and every last social media and news outlet are begging: please vote. In recent statements and speeches, President Barack Obama has targeted different demographics with the underlying…

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THE STAND WITH STANDING ROCK MOVEMENT CONTINUES WITH BENEFIT CONCERT

Dave Matthews, as well as other musicians to be announced, will be supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline with a benefit concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 27th.  On the issue of the pipeline as a whole, Dave Matthews said: "How can we…

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THE PERPETUATION AND DENIAL OF LOCKER ROOM TALK

The onslaught of videos resurfacing of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has brought up far reaching issues of supposed “locker room talk” and the spaces in which men feel invincible and unable to be held accountable for their actions. In an election where sexual assault has been consistently used as a political tool, these interviews are even…

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PORNO CHIC: WHY SEX SELLS

Get your S&M on with @_namilia_ #bdsm #fashionshow ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #sex #runway #hellyes #sm #namilia #theuntitledmagazine @peoplesrevteam A video posted by The Untitled Magazine (@theuntitledmagazine) on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:52pm PDT We’ve always heard the phrase "sex sells," but recently designers are taking that literally. Deemed by some as “porno chic”, collections aren’t just about…

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ELECTION ON THE RUNWAY: THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS AND FASHION

With the November Presidential election rapidly approaching, it is no wonder that the Spring/Summer ‘17 shows at New York Fashion Week were brimming with political messages this past week. Most notably were the feminist inspirations at Prabal Gurung, Pyer Moss’ Wall Street critique, and Opening Ceremony’s faux pageant that included all sorts of political discussion.…

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THE PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY EFFECT

In 2015, Democratic Representative of New York Carolyn Maloney reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress. An amendment that had seen this floor, and championed before. One that came up three states short of ratification decades ago, mainly due to one very conservative lady. The cause is dead. I don't mean feminism of course, I…

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HILLARY CLINTON OFFICIALLY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016

It's official - Hillary Clinton will run for president for the second time since 2008. In an email from her campaign chairman on Sunday, April 12, Clinton announced that she will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for presidency in 2016. With her announcement, she immediately comes to the top of the contenders for…

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HURRICANE SANDY AND THE AFTERMATH

Hurricane Sandy - Downtown in the Dark  After days of uneasy prediction and pleas of preparation, Hurricane Sandy came and went, hitting New York City on October 29 and leaving a path of devastation in some parts, while leaving other boroughs remarkably untouched. For those Uptown, the storm felt a world away, as distant a…

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