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How to Travel (Cheap)

How to Travel (Cheap)
May 9, 2013

The reasons why people should travel the world a bit barely need to be explained, and understanding how to travel seems to be an innate skill. Just hop on any given mode of transportation and hit the big...

Why to Travel

Why to Travel
April 18, 2013

For some college students, a rite of passage after graduation involves embarking on a Grand Tour before settling into the mundane tasks of salary earning and scouting around for a life partner. For some,...

New York City’s Payphones Are History

New York City’s Payphones Are History
April 5, 2013

A new two-part exhibit from the New Museum functions as both a history lesson and an exercise in either nostalgia or retro-novelty, depending on what generation you’re a member of. The first part...

Taco Bell: America’s Shame/Savior

Taco Bell: America’s Shame/Savior
March 21, 2013

Taco Bell has dropped another food bomb on American culture with the launch of their Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco earlier this month. This newest creation made of beef, lettuce, tomato and cheese stuffed...

Why We Still Need Women’s History Month

Why We Still Need Women’s History Month
March 15, 2013

If a middle-class housewife in the 1950s wasn’t satisfied with tending to her suburban three-bedroom home, her apple-cheeked offspring and her salary-man husband, people assumed there was something wrong...

Facebook Game Aims for Real-World Change

Facebook Game Aims for Real-World Change
March 7, 2013

In his 2009 book, “Half the Sky,” Nicholas Kristof described a conversation he had with an Indian border official who was patrolling a busy crossing between Nepal and India. The officer described to...

The New Wave of 3-D Movies

The New Wave of 3-D Movies
February 21, 2013

When did 3-D movies make the leap from being a gimmick to revive tired sequels to the price gouging experience it is now? In my own movie memory, Hollywood created 3-D when they knew a franchise had lost...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2013

There are two main camps when it comes to Valentine’s Day. First, the lovers, who go overboard with gifts of chocolate and jewels for each other,  and who can be seen at fancy restaurants where they’ll...

Unique Restaurants Around the World

Unique Restaurants Around the World
January 31, 2013

Among the gloomy news headlines of late, one stood out today like a cloud of sweet, pink perfume. Mattel announced the opening of the first official Barbie-themed restaurant in the world, Barbie Cafe,...

All in Good (Face-Chomping) Fun

All in Good (Face-Chomping) Fun
December 10, 2012

The fall 2012 semester has been nothing if not unpredictable. President Obama was reelected, although Mitt Romney did give him a run for his money, striking fear in the hearts of those of us not quite...

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