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ON

On is an all-encompassing concept that attempts to encapsulate or become an emblem of culture and the behavior patterns of humans. On is the force that governs when we learn a language or change behavior when we enter a courtroom. 370 more words

Understanding Sianne Ngai’s “The Cuteness of the Avant-Garde”

I am very much interested in the idea of “cuteness” within contemporary culture; how it can be played with by artists to provoke and question ideologies of femininity and masculinity and innocence and childhood, and how it can be understood as a social construct, which is why I was excited to come across Ngai’s essay as assigned coursework a few years back. 2,929 more words

Artwork

Hilton Als - White Girls (2013)

While the collection of essays is titled White Girls, to simply call it a book about white girls both true and false. The subjects of these essays, Truman Capote, Michael Jackson, Eminem, and Richard Pryor are all ‘white girls’ in some respect, according to Als. 189 more words

Reviews

Danna Haraway and Human Animals.

Wow. I remember watching about 5 minutes of THIS VIDEO when I was an under graduate at UCSC and I didn’t know what the hell she was talking about. 154 more words

Philosophy

Global Dissident Voices - Race and the Libertarian

Recent Attacks on Libertarian Party of Florida and LNC Officers, by SJW Neo-Marxist Race Pimps, Spawn a Discussion on the Subject

Libertarian Party Related

Queer representation in board games

The lack of queer people as playable characters with agency or represented appropriately through narrative elements is rarely explored in board games. For many board games, as their popularity increases over years with repeated editions, they can carry forward outdated stereotypes including  (but maybe not obvious to many) the invisibility of queer people. 1,283 more words

Board Games