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  Put every collaborating musician from super producer Emile Haynie’s We Fall into one room, and it would be music’s version of 2015’s “SNL 40” special. At first glance, the list of guest appearances in the Saturday Night Live special seemed ridiculous, hyperbolic. However, while there were some brief moments of brilliance, the immense pool of talent was ultimately diluted into a flavorless mess. Much like “SNL 40,” We Fall features too many voices, leaving Emile Haynie’s debut album lacking a cohesive narrative.   That’s not to say...
A 19-year-old male college student cited "Fifty Shades of Grey" when he was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female student. Mohammad Hossain, a freshman at the University of Illinois at Chicago, appeared dumbfounded when a judge set his bail at $500,000 and sent him back into lockup. Hossain is otherwise known as a star student, involved in several UIC leadership programs, student ambassador to the alumni association, and on the triathlon team. Because of his clean record, the judge stated he was confused as to how...
Unfortunately, this is no joke: a Vermont pediatrician decided not to treat a 6-day-old child because her parents were lesbians. Krista and Jami Contreras were married in Vermont in 2012 and welcomed their daughter, Bay, in 2014. “As far as we know, Bay doesn’t have a sexual orientation yet so I’m not really sure [why] that matters,” Jami said. “We’re not your patient, she’s your patient. And the fact is that your job is to keep babies healthy...and you can’t keep a baby healthy that has gay parents?” The family...
A Dutch nonprofit called the Mars One Project announced in 2013 that they were accepting applications for a one-way ticket to—wait for it—Mars. Over 200,000 people jumped at the opportunity, putting together their audition tapes and answering questions. Many of them were surely under the impression they wouldn’t make it through the first couple of rounds. Now there is a small pool of just one hundred applicants, and Sonia Van Meter is one of them. In a recent Time opinion piece, Van Meter speaks candidly about...
With heavy hearts, tomorrow we say goodbye to one of our all-time favorite television series. Parks and Recreation ends, and we’ll greet our favorite Pawneeans armed with waffles, Snake Juice, NutriYum bars, and the cheapest red wine we can find because we can’t tell the difference...And, of course, plenty of tissues. The show’s real magnum opus, of course, was the creation of character Leslie Knope, one of the funniest and most feminist characters in TV history. After an iffy first season, the show kept Leslie’s earnestness...