Macaulay Culkin For Quadstock 2K16

There is not a single ’90s kid who does not fondly recall Macaulay Culkin’s sassy style and mischievous smile in the “Home Alone” series. And although the charming child star fell off the grid for about a decade before returning to the big screen as the star of the drug-addled disco bloodbath “Party Monster” in ...

Editorial: For the Records (Stores)

As someone pursuing a career in music, I have a pretty big stake in the state of record stores and the music industry at large. But even if I didn’t, I would still be spending my Saturday afternoon browsing Seattle’s fine collection of local independently-owned record shops. Yes, I realize I can access essentially any ...

Editorial: Salad Days are Over

September 2011 was full of wonder. I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed incoming freshman at the time, besotted with the new city I found at my feet, the promise of fledgling friendships, the maple trees that glowed titian under the early autumn sun—and above all, with Bon Appetit’s fall salad. It was a thing of ...

Outraged About Uninformed Outrage

What does Edward Snowden, Trevor Noah and the Kenya school shooting have in common? You probably don’t know much about any of them. Jon Oliver‘s semi-crude and humorous questioning of Snowden made understanding the complexity of security, privacy and Snowden’s actions quite simple. Have I lost you yet? I would think so, considering that prior ...

Brotherhood Can Beget Bigotry

Fraternities churn out thousands of young men every year—seemingly to make positive change in the world around them. Yet some fraternities may drastically fail to meet that standard. On the 50th anniversary of Selma’s Bloody Sunday, University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter provided an ugly reminder that racism is alive and well in parts ...

Time To Put Down Your Phone

Every morning, I put on my watch. It’s a chunky metal analog, too big for my wrist, a little like something your grandpa might wear. I’ve noticed that watch-wearing has become uncommon among my peers. Almost everyone has a smartphone these days, after all. Why bother with a watch when the time (and anything else ...

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