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Ryan Chapin Mach
Ryan Chapin Mach is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier OH. Studying English and political science, Ryan served on the editorial board of the political magazine the Kenyon Observer and cofounded the Fabulist, an undergraduate literary publication.

A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Ryan has recently moved to Los Angeles and now works as creative director at L&T Co.

Entries by Ryan Chapin Mach

The Allegations About Lena Dunham Are Bad for Everyone

(91) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 5:35 PM

Last week, based on some anecdotes in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, the National Review accused Lena Dunham of molesting her younger sister when both of them were children. The controversial writer's many critics have taken the bait, and what might have been yet another chapter...

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What's Brunch Got to Do With It: David Shaftel and the Youth of Today

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 7:26 PM

I've finally pushed all the way through David Shaftel's "Brunch is for Jerks" article, and something tells me this is not the last time we will have this conversation.

Not a conversation about brunch, of course. From what I can tell, this is not an article that really...

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Why Your College Campus Should Ban Yik Yak

(6) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 2:49 PM

Last week, students at Colgate University protested their college's treatment of minorities. The demonstrations were at least partially inspired by racist posts on Yik Yak, a social media app where people post anonymous messages to other users in their area.

More recently, someone on Kenyon College's campus...

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Is ISIS Not as Powerful as You Think?

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 10:55 AM

Whether you recognize them as ISIS, ISIL, or by their preferred moniker, the Islamic State, the franchise deemed too extremist for al Qaeda has been demanding the world's attention. It persecutes religious dissidents and holds public executions. It raises funds through kidnappings and bank robberies. Perhaps even scarier to Americans,...

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For White People, Giving Up on Ferguson Is Not an Option

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:02 PM

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was shot and killed earlier this month, has officially received less money from public donations than the officer who killed him, Darren Wilson. For Ferguson, this is a disturbing barometer not only of public opinion, but of where the...

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Does Political Correctness Work?

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 9:43 PM

On last Friday's episode of Real Time, Bill Maher returned to his favorite rhetorical question: how much political correctness is too much?

As the former host of Politically Incorrect, it's hard be surprised by Maher's stance on the issue. According to Bill, a cable pundit, filmmaker and

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How to Stop 'Saving' the English Major

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 12:54 PM

As a recent graduate, I admit that it sometimes feels like my decision to major in English was a mistake. There's no point in denying it: not many people are interested in my opinions about Shakespeare, no matter how dense and abstract I attempt to make them. I sometimes lie...

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Not All Christians: How the Progressive Agenda Might Benefit From 'Judging Not'

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:39 PM

It's not surprising that the mood in the progressive camp has been bleak in the weeks following the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. As usual, many people on the left have taken their anger out on Christians, accusing Hobby Lobby and their supporters of extremism and bigotry. One writer

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How to Make Friends on the Rapid 7 Metro: The Problems and Perks of Being a Weirdo

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:59 PM

Generally, there's not a lot of behavior that will faze the people on the Rapid 7 to Santa Monica, but on my commute home the other day, they proved something I'd long suspected: everybody hates a loud talker.

And these people know loud: At any given time, there are two...

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Millennials and Racism: How We Can Change the Discussion

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 4:39 PM

A study released last April confirmed a couple of things about Millennials: first, that we have progressive attitudes about race; and second, that we would rather not talk about them.

According to the poll, conducted by MTV and David Binder Research, 91% of 18-24 year olds strongly...

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Irony, Hipsters and Why Sincerity Isn't Literally the Worst

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 1:50 PM

In 2012, Christy Wampole wrote an article in the opinion pages of the New York Times declaring that millennials were hiding from themselves. Slamming a culture of hipster irony, Wampole was trying to get skinny-jeaned whippersnappers to step out from behind our pizza tattoos and give our true...

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