Ethics in Culture

Me Before You: Portraying Euthanasia in Film

Me Before You depicts the voluntary euthanasia of a disabled man, but time-limited film may not be the best medium in which to portray complicated ethical issues.

Rap Culture’s Effect on Mental Health

Rapper Kid Cudi recently went public with his mental health struggles, prompting discussion on the effects that hypermasculine and racialized rap culture can have on mental health.

Lab-Grown Meat: Is it Kosher?

How should religious leaders accommodate lab-grown meat in belief-based diet restrictions?

Can We Reconcile Ivory and Art?

Amidst calls for a total ban on ivory, how does society incorporate legal antique and indigenous ivory art into the conversation?

Classical Music’s Accessibility Dilemma

How should classical musicians balance accessibility with preserving the traditions of their craft?

The Ivory Trade: Ban or Regulate?

Some countries plan to contest the UN's ban on trading ivory. But would allowing the sale of legal ivory economically benefit countries, or increase the problem of illegal ivory poaching in dwindling elephant populations?

Depicting Mental Health on Halloween

It's not just haunted houses - halloween decorations across the country make controversial statements about mental illness.

Snapchat Specatacles and Changing Norms of Privacy

Snapchat has expanded out of your phone and onto your face. After changing their company's name to Snap, Snapchat is now ready for the...

The Sellout: Satire and Race Relations

"The Sellout" uses satire to depict race relations, but is this an inappropriate way to address complex conversations, or a step toward a solution?

Did Bob Dylan Deserve a Nobel?

Bob Dylan's Nobel award opens up questions of music as literature, as well as how the Nobel committee chooses its honorees.