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Street Art: Mexico City – Tom Budzen

Graffiti as an art form first started in New York, where people would write their name with spray paint in an effort to gain some recognition. Pretty soon, graffiti became popular around the globe and came to Mexico City as well. For a while, the main form of graffiti was tagging or “throw-ups”, large two-tone tags written in bubbly font. It was largely illegal, but … Continue reading Street Art: Mexico City – Tom Budzen

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Myanmar – Tom Budzeń

Over the summer I travelled with my mom to Myanmar. I too, had no idea where it was up until the point of planning the trip. Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a not-so-small country in Southeast Asia, to the left of Thailand. In Myanmar I visited four different regions: Yangon (the capital until the 2006 military coup), Mandalay (the last royal capital), Bagan (a … Continue reading Myanmar – Tom Budzeń

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Ben Glover, Black Sam

Hi, my name is Ben Glover, I’m a fourth year, and I’m a rapper who goes by the name ‘Black Sam’. An outdated statement: Ben Glover graduated from the University of Chicago on June 9th, after submitting his thesis to the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, which he made publically available here: https://www.scribd.com/document/377604497/From-Minstrelsy-to-Migos-An-Examination-of-White-American-Enjoyment-of-Trap-Music Perhaps the most impressive thing about Ben Glover is … Continue reading Ben Glover, Black Sam

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A Visual Playlist

This week we’ve swtiched it up a bit… Check out our first visual playlist, where we put together some of our favorite music videos. The criteria: made after 2000, and personal preference. Thanks to some great suggestions, here are 20 of the best videos out there, in no particular order:   Some comments: The Avalanches – Subways:  I don’t know how many times I’ve watched … Continue reading A Visual Playlist