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Oscar G. Lopez
Oscar Lopez Gibson is a Mexican-Australian writer and journalist currently studying a Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford University. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek Magazine, Vice News and the Washington Post. Most recently, Oscar reported on the refugee crisis in Europe as well as the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Entries by Oscar G. Lopez

Two Months After the Attacks, Paris Stays Silent

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 7:06 AM

After a month away visiting family in Mexico, I flew back into Paris last Thursday night, the French capital splayed out before me in all its sparkling glory. Off in the distance, the Eiffel Tower punctured the horizon like a beacon, a lighthouse above the City of Lights. These days,...

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'Looking' for More

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 5:36 PM


Last week, HBO announced that its gay drama Looking would not be renewed for a third season, ending the brief run of this show about three gay friends in San Francisco. I have to confess, the announcement made me a bit sad. Yes,...

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Michael Sam, Part 2: The Issue of Race in America

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 6:10 PM


Last week I wrote a post about Michael Sam, the NFL footballer who is making history by being part of a very select group of openly gay athletes. However, after some time to consider this event I have realized there is...

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Revolution in the Digital Age: From Caracas to Kiev, the Powers and Perils of Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 5:56 PM


The world is in turmoil. Shocking images and videos of conflict from Caracas to Kiev seem all too familiar, echoing the uprisings in Egypt and dozens of other visions of tumult. One of the key elements that unites these various revolutionary movements is...

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Michael Sam, Michael Morones and the Problem of Gender in America

(6) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 5:39 PM


In the last week there have been two significant news stories that have unearthed some difficult truths about the persistence of the gender problem in American society. Both of them center on a boy called Michael.

Over the weekend, Michael Sam came...

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