The Wide, Wide World Category

Perspectives on the political scene, public discourse, and matters of policy that are making the world around us.

Avidly Raccoon
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How To Be Single

1: First, get rid of your lover, partner, fiancé, or spouse. A define-the-relationship talk is the classic way to do this, but glacially cold and slow emotional withdrawal is also effective, as are Post-Its. Emojis are efficient and expressive (peace-out, broken heart, Edvard Munch scream!). Process servers are legally binding. Ghosting is for lazy people….

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Like it’s Just You and Me: Hurricane Katrina and Kanye’s Broken Language

Ten years since Kanye West’s infamous condemnation of the Bush administration on NBC’s A Concert for Hurricane Relief, it’s alluring to remember the moment through the prism of contemporary, defiant Kanye. Viewed through that prism, we might be in danger of reimagining West’s damning utterance – “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” – as…