Kanye West and the Question of Freedom

When elites speak tribalism, we tend to think we’re somehow above it. After all, we have educated minds that have developed the intellectual muscles to resist coarser loyalties, have we not? We value unique individuals over the amorphous group. We like to think we can see complexity and nuance rather than wallowing in coarse Manichean […]

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Why Blockchain Isn't Even Close to Fixing Musicians' Problems

According to a new study published by Choon, a blockchain-based streaming platform, 52% people said they would use an alternative streaming music service if it rewarded artists more fairly. 76% said they’d love to see their favorite musicians support themselves.  In addition, almost a third consumers, 31%, believe it wrong for organizations to ‘part-own’ streaming […]

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The Big Bang Theory Season-Finale Recap: Just Married

Prev Next Complete Series Coverage There are guest stars aplenty — Mark Hamill alone nearly steals the show — but the real payf for viewers who’ve waited for years to see the marriage Sheldon Lee Cooper to Amy Farrah Fowler comes, as it should, with the vows. Neither the bride nor the groom is the […]

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The Delicate Fury of Keri Russell on The Americans

When we first meet Elizabeth Jennings — the highly trained Russian spy hiding under the cover a perfect American family with her husband, Philip (Matthew Rhys) — she is unlike herself. At a loud bar, over a cocktail, she works a government agent several notches below her cunning and spiky beauty. She wears a leather […]

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