Capturing America

At the inauguration this weekend, Elizabeth Alexander, an author and Yale professor, will deliver something called an “inaugural poem.” So much hype has been made of the symbolic meaning of the Obama inauguration—commemorative facecards on the D.C. metro, mass bus trips to Washington, and what seems to be a near-universal celebration of the significance of […]

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The wussification of America

Unlike most freshmen spending the summer of senior year relaxing in anticipation for the school year, I worked frantic shifts at the most infamous of entry-level jobs: McDonald’s.

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