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Gideon Resnick is a junior at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Please enjoy this content at your own risk.

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We Made It In America: Israel in the Jewish Day School

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 2:48 PM

It began on Friday mornings with glasses of grape juice.

Voluminous gulps of violet liquid filled plastic cups to the brim, teetering at the edge of overflowing. It was as if Kedem was the official sponsor of my elementary school education.

After wiping the excess drink crust...

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Ryan Gosling Doesn't Dig the Ink

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Red lightning bolts burst from a scoop of ice cream towards an eyebrow. The pointy tip of a cone descends like a dagger towards a chin. Right in the middle of a cheek sits the word "Brrr," etched into the crackly circle of the cone's mouth. This picture is written...

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The Color of Invincibility in Spring Breakers

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 6:09 PM

Harmony Korine likes to shock and awe. He's the boy who would line up first in biology class to dissect a frog; the one who would bring home road kill and hang it up proudly as art.

Korine is trapped in adolescence, navigating a world he still calls his...

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Tina Fey Talks Fame and Motherhood

(5) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 5:14 PM

When 30 Rock ended in January, it left a gaping hole in NBC's lineup; especially with reviews of the Dan Harmon-less fourth season of Community being mixed and the recently lackluster The Office drawing to an imminent close.

For Tina Fey, the exit...

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Being Queer on Reddit

(5) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 2:48 PM

Gay atheists are two clicks away from trans hackers. Cross dressers occupy the same sidebar as gay gamers. A forum of same-sex parents shares the same website as a group of gay bros.

These are just a few of the myriad of queer subreddits that exist online; open equitable platforms...

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LGBTQ Youth Communities Online and Off

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 6:09 PM

Some 47,000 LGBTQ young adults gather in the same space at the same time.

This happens at TrevorSpace, an online social networking site dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. TrevorSpace is an adjunct of the Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis...

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Disabled Say Inauguration Accessible

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 5:20 PM

WASHINGTON - Walter Park sat at a security checkpoint at the Capitol on Monday for about 24 minutes waiting for a specialist to inspect his scooter. Alan Opra, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and attended in a wheelchair, said getting through inauguration security only took him five...

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Marlon Wayans' A Haunted House Shows Found Footage Flaws

(2) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 3:49 PM

The bottom right hand corner of the screen reads a time like 2:52 a.m.

The audience is looking at a bedroom under surveillance. A couple occupies a night vision-encased bed, which takes up most of the frame.

As the numbers in the bottom right race to 4:00 a.m., the door...

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A Conversation With the Abbot: RZA on Kung-Fu, Directing and Music

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 2:39 PM

Robert Diggs sat at a small wooden table inside the vacant Double Door bar in Chicago on a Saturday in October.

The place had been cleared out for him, serving as a stop on the tour promoting his directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists....

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Petite Noir and South African Sounds

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 11:28 AM

South African Kwaito music has been referred to as the defining sound of the first post-Apartheid generation. The word itself is derived from the Afrikaans word 'kwaai,' which means angry, but has come to be colloquially equated with the American use of the word 'cool.' It's ironic to say the...

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Sands of Time on Dirty Beaches

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 9:10 AM

The monotonous ravaging of heavy machinery, looping dizzyingly over and over, engages Alex Hungtai's muffled shouts in dance as Dirty Beaches' Badlands begins. His first and only LP to date, released in March 2011, sounds like a scratched record found in the back of a 50s nostalgia shop....

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Aurora's Argument for Gun Control

(37) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 12:35 PM

It feels like I'm stating the obvious and beating a long-dead horse by saying that this country is long overdue for more stringent gun restrictions. The events of the theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado on Thursday night make this claim all the more legitimate. Each time a national tragedy occurs...

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Best of Pitchfork Music Festival 2012

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 5:30 PM

Union Park's attendees waded in mud at times and baked under the relentlessly hot sun at others during Pitchfork's eighth annual festival. Besides the battle against the elements, festival goers had plenty else to engage them, as the weekend offered a palate of surefire hits and miscalculated flops.

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Homesickness

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 11:19 AM

When people ask me where I'm from, I often sigh in preparation for a long tale. It's never been an easy question to answer, as I call a lot of places home. My birth certificate will tell you it's Los Angeles, my memories will proclaim Cincinnati and currently I call...

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Gay Rights as Told by Obama and Romney

(6) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 10:55 AM

This country trumpets diversity as one of its primary characteristics, even devoting a nickname to it. A melting pot is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society moving towards homogeneity. It is pretty evident that we are a cluster of different people, with stories, experiences, and prejudices that weigh...

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Mixing Image and Integrity With Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 11:11 AM

Decked out in an Adidas tank, gold grill, and beaded chains complete with a silver elephant pendant, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire introduces himself to the world in his video for "Huzzah." It has over 250,000 views on Youtube, and he has already been called the next Notorious B.I.G. by fellow weirdo...

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Annan Issues Cease-Fire for Syria

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 12:20 PM

The ongoing hostilities between the Syrian Army and citizen protesters has prompted international envoy Kofi Annan to issue a truce plan to the Syrian regime. Prior to the withdrawal deadline, which was set for Tuesday, it is believed that about 1,000 people have been killed in attacks over the past...

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Standing Ground in Sanford

(47) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 2:43 PM

What is more shocking than the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot by 28-year-old George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., is the fact that a statute of Florida law, referred to as "Stand your Ground," precluded Zimmerman from facing immediate legal repercussions.

"Stand your Ground" originates from the...

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"Seashore"

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 5:46 PM

Silently creeping deviance,
She swam to the shore, cigarette ablaze
With the light of the moonlit glow
That glazed her eyes red revenge,
Sopping seashells ripe with twist tide longing,
The sand swept beneath the banisters
Of love-besotted toenails, plastered
Pink from...

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Rendezvous With My Conscience In Peru

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 6:00 AM

When your mother asks you to accompany her on a ten-day trip to Peru, there are two natural reactions. The first is: "Wow what a swinging time I'll have going to the Amazon and seeing Machu Picchu as I embrace all the danger, blow darts, malaria and spectacle." The second:...

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