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The Whole Foods Honeymoon is Over...

Was Amazon’s Buyout the Nail in the Coffin for Brick and Mortar Retail?

My 11 year old son recently asked me , “Why would anyone buy something from a (brick and mortar) store?” And therein lies one of the clear generational divides. 1,153 more words


More than food, recognizing Anthony Bourdain as an ally for people of color

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef known for his shows in food media culture, was found dead on Friday from suicide. Communities of color have been mourning over the loss of Bourdain’s death, … 107 more words


Your best friend could be a robot: social robots & their societal impacts

Social Robots

In a digitalised era where artificial intelligence and technology usage are becoming more prevalent, an interesting area of development is our relationship with robots — in particular, social robots. 2,259 more words

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13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why was the show of the summer last year. There were billboards and tweets with a cassette player and headphones. For those that have not read the 2007 book by Jay Asher, the mystery and unknown with these promotions were intriguing. 447 more words

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Star Wars Coincides with Style and an Important Statement

Can we stop for a moment and discuss Thandie Newton’s Star Wars dress from the Solo premiere at the Cannes Film Festival?

At first glance the photographs aren’t super clear, but the word going around is that she wore a custom Vivienne Westwood gown made of a custom print featuring… 252 more words

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Radiolab - The Gun Show

On February 23, a week after the Parkland shooting, Radiolab re-released a podcast episode that “attempts to make sense of our country’s fraught relationship with the Second Amendment.” 391 more words

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Kendrick Lamar: Pulitzer Prize Winner

Kendrick Lamar epitomizes the lyrical self-expression and mobilizing revolution that rap embodies.

Kendrick Lamar is clear. His purpose, passion, and point of view are clearly intertwined with powerful and pulsing beats. 354 more words

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