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The Punchline on Race

By Shuchi Goyal This article appeared in the Fall ’16 edition of the Georgia Political Review. In the weeks leading up to the 2016 Academy Awards, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trended across the internet, criticizing the lack of minority representation among nominees. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hoped that African-American show host and…

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Opinion: A Lament for the Swastika

By Shuchi Goyal In the late autumn every year, my family, along with over 800 million other Hindus around the world, celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights and the marker of the new year. Our neighbors in the United States now expect to see the Christmas lights in our bushes in October and to hear…

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The Ethics of True Crime TV

By Rachael Andrews True crime has experienced a boom in the last half decade thanks to shows like “Making a Murderer,” the podcast “Serial,” and three upcoming documentaries about the 1996 murder of JonBenét Ramsey from CBS, Investigation Discovery, and A&E. These shows and podcasts have been fodder for water cooler discussions about the innocence…

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A New Dawn in the Old Day of “Brooklyn”

By Tommy Desoutter “Brooklyn” is a feel-good movie and a classic American story. Directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, it tells the story of a young woman named Eilis Lacey (pronounced “A-lish”) who moves to Brooklyn in the early 1950s to escape a bleak Irish town and make a new life for…

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