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It’s a bold move to reference The Wicker Man in a film so clearly inspired by it. Unfortunately, it appears to be the only bold decision Death of Me makes during its 94 minute run.

Death of Me is a 2020 film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (best known for…


I read “A Scandal in Bohemia” today. Perhaps ‘read’ isn’t quite the right word — I was lucky enough to find an audio version provided by a volunteer on Librivox, which is essentially the Gutenberg Project of audiobooks. So, I listened to the story.

It fascinated me. It is not…


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There is a man who stares at me. I see him while I walk my dogs through our neighborhood. He stands imposingly behind his front door made entirely of glass, and he looks at me in a manner that I can only describe as a glare. I don’t walk my…


As a self-identified autodidact, dedicated to always learning, I hate the inaccessibility of academia. What is and should be upheld as a fountain of great knowledge is instead sneered at as the mountaintop of elitism.

The Price of Academic Knowledge Makes it Unattainable

While those who frame academia as elitist can fall into anti-intellectual rhetoric, they have a…


People are always mad about something. Like a rollercoaster, the anger at indignity gets the adrenaline pumping, words get heated, and people feel the vindication of being right, or otherwise proving someone else wrong.

Last week, or however long ago it was, someone published an article on some news website…


It is heartbreaking to know that the path to equality and justice is not a linear one. Today, Vice President Mike Pence admitted to the claims that the Trump Administration had been denying requests from embassies to fly the rainbow flag, the symbol of support to LGBTQ+ people. …


As I work on improving my own skills, I’ve turned to Lingvist as one of the ways I keep up with my Spanish education.

What is Lingvist?

Lingvist is a language-learning app and website that works as a mix between Memrise and Duolingo.

Unlike Memrise, which asks you to answer flashcards, and Duolingo…


It’s the new year! Has anyone made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new language? Luckily, language-learning apps like Duolingo, Memrise, and Babbel have made it a lot easier to learn a language. …


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It was the glossy sheen that caught Martin’s attention. Bending carefully, murky water lapping insistently against his chest wader, he fished the scrap of paper from the surface of the water.

It was a photo, a piece of it, anyway. The water must have damaged it enough, then the heavy…


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I almost never check promotional emails, so it’s a miracle I opened an Acorns email a couple days ago. It was an email promoting some of their blog posts. One caught my eye: “9 Side Hustles for 2019 That Don’t Require a Lot of Talent or Ramp-Up Time”.

It was…

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