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The Review

Cultural Commentary, Because Someone Had to Say It.

Gradient’s Best 20 Albums of 2016

Is Donald Trump Actually Prince John from Robin Hood?

‘You’re the Worst’ Takes Depression Seriously By Making It Funny

For those of you who don’t know me, I should probably go ahead and let you know one thing: I have anxiety. Not the nerves-before-a-piano-recital…

How Nikola Tesla’s legacy was rescued.

Nikola Tesla was born during a lightning storm on July 10, 1856; a prophetic beginning for a man whose life would be devoted to studying…

Gaston: Arrogant Villain or Misunderstood Hero?

There has never been a more dastardly collection than the pantheon of Disney villains. At their worst, they’re terrifyingly powerful, using dark magic against the…

When the Neighborhood Changes

Razing blighted properties should be a no-brainer, right? Sadly, developers and their civic allies have created an environment of fear such that poor urban communities…

All the Losers of the First Presidential Debate

Batman versus Superman. Ali versus Frazier. David versus Goliath. Ecks versus Sever. Culture is littered with legendary knock down drag out fights in which history hangs…

There Is Nothing Wrong With Taking a Selfie With Hillary

On Sunday, Hillary for America design lead Victor Ng tweeted this pic with the caption “2016 ya’ll” [sic], galvanizing the hearts and minds of Americans…

Adam Jones, Colin Kaepernick and the Indomitable Whiteness of Baseball

Last week, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles, one of baseball’s few remaining black stars, spoke out on why Major League Baseball hasn’t seen a…

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