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perspectives of paxson

brown and the east side

This summer I had the pleasure of interning at Providence Media, which distributes four lifestyle magazines all over Rhode Island on a monthly basis. Their content is centered around local lifestyle—new restaurants, small businesses, upcoming events, and interesting people are often the centerpieces of their articles—and is therefore catered toward the local people. One day…

michelle ng home for the holidays april 27 2016

home for the holidays

these are only rumors of suffering

Drowsy memories of memories. Early mornings in my grandmother’s house; sunlight stippled on waving palm. The street vendor’s vowels coasting like drones in the air. Baloooooooot! A certain corner on 34th Street that smells densely of sweat and flowers and suddenly, without warning, the tropics. The Philippines. Sri Lanka. Whole countries pushing up through concrete…

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zayn—mind of mine

the first to go solo is the first to struggle

In May of 2014, a video leaked online of One Direction bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik riding in their tour bus and—gasp!—smoking marijuana. Besides some over-dramatic headlines, a flurry of apologetic tweets, and a couple meltdowns from diehard fans whose beloved faves were suddenly problematic, nothing really noteworthy followed. The only damage done was…

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smoke and mirrors

10 years of thank you for smoking, donald trump, and the joke of american democracy

On February 13, the day Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, small-time comedian Jake Flores tweeted out: “i’m starting to think that this is the last season of America and the writers are just going nuts.” Almost immediately the tweet went viral, garnering nearly 30,000 retweets and 37,000 likes. Clearly something about Flores’ tweet hit…

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the superhero bubble

marvel’s prophecies of doom

Marvel has a machine. Three of the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time were produced by Marvel. Every Marvel film except one (2008’s forgettable “The Incredible Hulk”) has grossed over half a billion dollars worldwide. They’ve even bred continuity, forming a franchise of films known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that are linked…