Archive for May 24th, 2024

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Children’s rights need to be prioritized in the United States

The Declaration of Independence acknowledged the “unalienable rights” to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” to all. Yet our Constitution fails to consider them for children, the contingent that represents our future. There are two steps I believe are necessary to prioritize children’s rights in the U.S. Children lives […]

Arts

Me Talk Pretty One Day: Sardonic, reflective, and utterly hilarious

American humorist David Sedaris is known for his blend of autobiographical essays and wit.  Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a particularly well-known work from Sedaris, with each chapter diving into his eccentric life through hilarious yet thoughtful retellings of his successes, failures, and everything in between. […]

Arts

Killers of the Flower Moon engagingly reveals little-known history

The epic western Killers of the Flower Moon, released in theaters in October 2023, is an impactful movie because the movie doesn’t adhere to the Western genre’s long-standing tradition of romanticizing the exploitation of indigenous people, land, and resources. In this story, it’s the “cowboys” who are the villains.  The […]