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Covid-19 has been with us for over a year and a half now. We’ve been through lockdowns, masking, remote work, video conference calls, closed restaurants, and empty sports stadiums. …

The Kelso Dunes, California (Picture taken by the author)

It was May 2019. The blistering sun was magnifying through my car windshield, burning the bottom half of my face and knuckles and tanning out my forearms. Beads of sweat ran down the sides of my head, cutting their way through dirt, dust, and dried salt from the previous day’s…

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The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster. If you’ve been keeping up with the chaos unfolding on the ground in Afghanistan, you’ll know it’s been a rough ride for many Americans, Afghans, and others involved as we’ve drawn the 20-year conflict to an end. It’s a confusing time —…

This past week left us with some interesting stories, starting with El Salvador adopting Bitcoin as it’s national legal tender. Along with that, Rolling Stone published an Ivermectin article so false, the hospital they “reported on” had to make a statement to refute the lies. Peter Boghossian has finally had…

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While Americans have returned to their lives, shirking lockdowns and refilling football stadiums, Australians remain barricaded inside, quarantining under say-at-home orders from their government. …

Malik Boykin

My eyes dart over notebook scribbles I made last night — the next question I plan on posing to Brown University professor Malik Boykin. Unsure if this little blurb I wrote will make any audible sense, I start my inquiry.

“Being a musician and a strong academic at the same…

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UPDATE: Onlyfans has backtracked their initial decision to remove all sexually explicit content. Read below for more information on the chronology of events.

Things aren’t as simple as sex selling anymore.

In a recent move that shocked creators and viewers alike, OnlyFans has chosen to ban all sexually explicit content…

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Twitter’s censorship guidelines continue to stump us. As is usual, the bird-chirping squeals of that platform persist in bleating out of both sides of their mouth. The latest flub: Twitter states the Taliban can retain their social accounts and resume posting-so long as they follow the rules. …

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There’s something sweet to appreciate about coffee shop cafés. Most smell the same wherever you find them-teeming with that roasted bean scent that floods your nostrils, dancing little salivating jigs across your tongue as you anticipate the earthen flavor that sits in your future. That smell-one that means a whole…

Christian Ashliman

Writer, thinker, and observer of the human circumstance. Bachelors degree in Psychology. Obsessed with satirical metaphors.

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