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Photograph of author Karl Ove Knausgard standing, holding a microphone, and reading from a book where the title "My Struggle" is visible

The Ethics of Telling All: What’s at Stake in Memoir Writing?

In memoir writing, where's the line between tell-all and telling too much?
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Pinterest’s Block on Anti-Vaccination Content

Pinterest quietly removed anti-vaccination content from the site, making both 'anti-vax' and 'vaccine' unsearchable. Was this the right thing to do?
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Nasty, Brutish and Online: Is Facebook Revealing a Hobbesian Dystopia?

Was Thomas Hobbes right about human nature, and is Facebook proving it?

Opinion

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Cultural Value, Charitable Giving, and the Fire at Notre Dame

The fire at Notre Dame was a huge cultural event matched only by the outpouring of support from donations and social media posts in response. But shouldn't there be other things we support just as strongly?
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Why We Shouldn’t Have to Have the White History Month Conversation

Black History Month is occasionally accompanied by discourse on the possibility of "white history month." What makes it wrong?
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Self-Care in the Late Capitalist Era

Self-care is crucial, but is it overly commodified?

Culture

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Lil Nas X vs. Billboard: The Charting Conundrum of “Old Town...

Are the boundaries of genre serving to create divides based on race in the music industry? And how might Billboard be complicit?
Photograph of a golf course showing a pond in the foreground, a distant person with a bag of clubs, and trees in the background

Power, Pollution, and Golf

Maybe golf is the most emblematic sport of the 21st century -- but that isn't necessarily a good thing.
Photograph of author Karl Ove Knausgard standing, holding a microphone, and reading from a book where the title "My Struggle" is visible

The Ethics of Telling All: What’s at Stake in Memoir Writing?

In memoir writing, where's the line between tell-all and telling too much?

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Photograph of a type writer with the words "Lil Nas X" having just been typed

Lil Nas X vs. Billboard: The Charting Conundrum of “Old Town Road”

Are the boundaries of genre serving to create divides based on race in the music industry? And how might Billboard be complicit?
The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris photographed in 2015 from the side

Cultural Value, Charitable Giving, and the Fire at Notre Dame

The fire at Notre Dame was a huge cultural event matched only by the outpouring of support from donations and social media posts in response. But shouldn't there be other things we support just as strongly?
Photograph of a golf course showing a pond in the foreground, a distant person with a bag of clubs, and trees in the background

Power, Pollution, and Golf

Maybe golf is the most emblematic sport of the 21st century -- but that isn't necessarily a good thing.
Jacinda Ardern, leader of the NZ Labour party, was at the University of Auckland Quad on the first of September, 2017.

Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch, and Moral Leadership

In what ways did New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern display meaningful characteristics of moral leadership?
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Airplane Crashes and the Diffusion of Responsibility

How can we evaluate moral responsibility in cases like the Boeing airplane crashes?
Photograph of author Karl Ove Knausgard standing, holding a microphone, and reading from a book where the title "My Struggle" is visible

The Ethics of Telling All: What’s at Stake in Memoir Writing?

In memoir writing, where's the line between tell-all and telling too much?