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So Much For Subtlety: MTV’s PUSH is the Ultimate in Commercialized Music

July 8, 2012


I’ll admit that I’m slow on the uptake on this one. MTV’s PUSH has been around for a while. The website boasts “former PUSH artists including global superstars like Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and Bruno Mars.” The only part of this whole PUSH thing is that now I have someone to blame for forcing me to […]

Conquering Nature Despite the Cost: Hidden Motives of Pest Control

May 29, 2012


Rationalist logic tends to circle back on itself at a certain point, and recently in Maryland we have found such a case. Timothy Wheeler of the Baltimore Sun recently wrote an article about a lyme disease prevention study that involves spraying Maryland, single-family homes with bifenthrin, a known pesticide. Lyme disease, caused by being bitten […]

No babysitter? That Sounds Like a Personal Problem: Goucher College’s “Child Protection Policy”

March 7, 2012


Last week, Goucher College passed its “Child Protection Policy”, which, among other things, bans children of staff, faculty, and students from being in the classroom. Not only are children banned from the classroom, but parents must pay out of pocket to hire a Goucher College approved babysitter to keep their child on campus. The policy was […]

Beyond a Hatred of Women: GOP’s stance against contraception

February 28, 2012


The GOP-particularly in recent years-has been quite explicit about their refusal to allow women into the apparently exclusive club of “people”. With policies banning abortion, encouraging victim-blaming, and treating women soldiers as detriments rather than assets, their denial woman as person is clear. But this rejection of woman not only stems from a misogynist foundation. It also […]

Steve Ignorant’s “Last Supper Tour” hits Baltimore despite venue closing

May 9, 2011


Crass is, without exception, my favorite band of all time. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was upon hearing that band creator Steve Ignorant was doing a “Best Before 1984” tour, and even coming to America. Even better–he was coming to Baltimore’s very own Sonar! I bought tickets with all my extra cash for my partner […]