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Idol Worship: The First Celebrity Pope

By | Feb 13, 2014

In 1972,  poet, illustrator, and humorist Shel Silverstein wrote a comical song about stardom called “The Cover of Rolling Stone,” and sold it to rising rock band Dr.

How (Not) to Use a Basketball City

By | Feb 12, 2014

The forecast this week in Seattle calls for rain. 

Forget about the Olympics, people are suffering…

By | Feb 11, 2014

As part of the millennial generation, do you care more about the sports and the medal or people placed in extreme adversity in exchange for the success of this grand occasion?

Excited for Michael Sam

By | Feb 10, 2014

Upon hearing University of Missouri football player and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam announce publicly that he’s gay Sunday, I had conflicted reactions.

Hillary 2016

By The Ithacan | Feb 10, 2014

How can Hillary be brought down if she runs for President in 2016? 

Progress and Regress 1

By | Feb 8, 2014

In this weekly feature, I’ll give a brief review of the week’s stories that represent a step forward in social consciousness in pop culture, and the ones that represent a step back.

California Girls

By The Ithacan | Feb 6, 2014

Yesterday, Sandra Fluke made the announcement that she would not be running for US Congress, stating,
 
“Thanks so much to everyone who encouraged me to‪#‎runsandrarun, your support means the world to me.

Shak + Riri (No Homo)

By | Feb 6, 2014

At some point in the very recent past, a group of men gathered in the glossy cartoon factory where pop music is made, its smokestacks churning cotton candy, and discussed just how to promote their latest carefully-calibrated hit: the Rihanna/Shakira collabo “Can’t Remember to Forget You.” About five minutes into the meeting, someone grunted “lesbians,” everyone snickered and high-fived for about five minutes, and a YouTube sensation was born.

A Punishing Season Hurt Us All

By | Feb 6, 2014

Ravaged by a plague of injuries, the 2013-14 season in the National Basketball Association has been a particularly agonizing one for players and fans alike, with some feeling the hurt more than others, in part due to the effects of another eight-month transcontinental season schedule that pulls no punches.

So technology makes education better, am I right Mr. President?

By | Feb 4, 2014

President Obama has recently pledges to implement a $750 million worth initiative called ConnectED to enhance technology for 99% of the students in the U.S.

Unconventional Super Bowl Ads Win the Game

By | Feb 3, 2014

Remember last year when Oreo blew up the social media world with this tweet following the Super Bowl blackout?

Is There Too Much Pressure on HBO’s Looking?

By | Feb 3, 2014

I’ll admit it: five years of Ryan Murphy tyranny has given me major trust issues about gay representations in the mainstream media, so I was prepared to hate Looking.