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Pasolini, Fo, and Welcoming Our Overlords

As my Italian literature workshop draws to a close, we’ve finally made it up to the 20th-century authors, among them, the multifaceted pair of provocateurs… 686 more words

Italian Literature

Ask yourself the hard questions.

Look at what you own. Take the time to just look at it. Properly. Then ask yourself…

  • Is this item important to me?
  • Does this item give me…
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Voluntary Simplicity

Food and music - simple fun or complicated conjunction?

At first glance there is nothing notable: people in nice cars come from near and far to the afternoon of live music, tasty food and drink. 655 more words

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Is My Self Expression Someone Else's Oppression? Evaluating My Identity As A Consumer And A Feminist

I’m in a strange liminal state (post-college, pre-permanent responsibilities) wherein I spend a lot of time thinking about the kind of person I want to be and the kind of life I want to make for myself. 651 more words

Feminism

Sound Bites: Ernest Hemingway

“I have discovered that there is romance in food when romance has disappeared from everywhere else.”–Ernest Hemingway

From 1920 to 1924, a young and relatively unknown Ernest Hemingway wrote for 

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Consumer Culture

Strong is the new sexy? Fitness Philosophies (Part 1)

Sandwiched between pop culture quizzes and cat videos, fitspirational images litter the internet. These fitspirational images combine pictures of fit-looking white women clad only in short spandex shorts, sports bra, tank top, and long pony-tail with short “just do it”-type taglines to purportedly provide fitness motivation while ushering in a new era for women and their bodies. 923 more words

Gender

It's A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present

I was raised on great music. Music we listened to in our “den” – usually on vinyl or cassette (once my older brother became a teenager and got a “Boom Box”) but still mostly on Vinyl. 473 more words

Consumer Culture