Soylent Original (2.0) is packaged in a minimalist, matte white plastic bottle – no nutrition facts, no warning labels, zero clutter. Above the Soylent label reads, “ready-to-drink food,” and each bottle includes 20% of the standard daily nutrition – 400 calories. The cream-colored liquid is viscous and thick, akin to pancake batter, and the taste is rich, […]

Military weaponry is evolving, and we are getting closer to creating weapons systems able to make killing decisions without human intervention. These so-called “killer robots” are on their way, and, in order to save lives, it is important to halt their development before they arrive on the military scene. Although remote-controlled drones have the capacity to […]

Some argue that the historical and current bloodshed of Western imperialism has transformed the English language into a universal tool of communication. Through centuries of colonialism, neocolonialism, Cold War expansionism, and, most recently, globalization, the West has spread its preferred systems of capitalism, democracy, and moral values. The British, until the beginning of the 20th […]

“I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” (@PreetBharara, tweeted at 11:29 AM, March 11)Preet Bharara was born in Firozpur, Punjab, India in 1968, immigrating with his Sikh father and Hindu mother to New Jersey in 1970. A […]

The many parallels between cultural expression and political processes suggest that, whenever there is a hostile political climate, the institutionalized stereotypes that result find ways to seep into our entertainment. Post 9/11, for example, there was an influx of jobs available for Arab actors – to play the role of terrorists. During the Obama administration, perhaps […]

In the fall of 2014, hundreds of high school students in Jefferson County, Colorado, walked out of class to protest their newly elected conservative school board’s proposed curriculum-review committee calling for the promotion of “positive aspects” of the United States and its heritage and the avoidance of material encouraging “civil disorder, social strife or disregard […]

“The rules that govern the distribution of genders in our language go back to late Latin and constitute internal constraints with which one must come to terms with,” published the French Academy in 2014. The French Academy – l’Académie française – is ultimately responsible for all matters relating to the French language. In the midst of debates […]

Donald Trump’s election has elicited resistance marked by activism and political opposition spanning the entire partisan spectrum, from all corners of the world, expressed by a multitude of media. Perhaps most interestingly, resistance has cropped up through music. Numerous artists of all genres have released songs since November that have implicitly or explicitly expressed opposition to the Trump administration.Indie […]