Tag Archives: contemporary

Why There Are Pirates in Somalia

Reading Time: ~3 minutes In 1991, a memo was written. It was signed by Larry Summers, who would eventually go on to become the director of the National Economic Council for the Obama administration, where he would mostly ignore Obama’s … Continue reading

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Media, The Reality Funnel

Reading Time: ~5 minutes Did anyone else feel a kind of dull depression when the stocks first dove recently? Or an exhiliration when they seemed to rise again? Are you a stockbroker? Probably not. We’ve reached a point where the things … Continue reading

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The Winehouse Effect: How We Kill Celebrities

Reading Time: ~3 minutes In late June, Amy Winehouse stumbled onto a stage in Serbia, where she slurred words and lost track of the song playing behind her. TMZ gleefully reported that “tickets to the show were roughly $57 — a lot … Continue reading

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The End of the World As We Assume It

Reading Time: ~5 minutes Global warming. A “conflict” in Libya. The two forgotten wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A shortage of water. Of food. Of oil. The fact that girl/guy you Facebook stalk is still going out with that hideous … Continue reading

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Destination Inc.

http://www.thesquawkback.com/2011/07/destination-inc.html

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Generation ADD

Reading Time: ~5 minutes Right now, I am trying to write an article. Unfortunately, Pandora is playing. I need to be ready to brand any unwanted song with a thumbs-down or encourage a good song with a thumbs-up. I also … Continue reading

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The Death of Gabriel Johnson, Monarch of Pop

Reading Time: ~10 minutes Richard Ames was a man whose every move indicated violence. A man whose powerful aura made rooms swell and stick. People whispered around this ominous, heavy, suffocating force whenever it flooded their presence. No one wanted … Continue reading

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