Monthly Archives: August 2015

It’s the Times, Stupid!: The Source of Donald Trump’s Popularity

In the 2016 election cycle for president of the United States, few contenders have received the same degree of media attention as the current Republican frontrunner, real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump. From his comparison of Mexican immigrants to … Continue reading

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“Arabian Nights” from Disney’s Aladdin: Copy or Coincidence?

Of the many American film companies, none have produced animated musicals that have achieved the acclaim, popularity, and influence of Disney’s. One of their most famous animated musicals, the 1992 blockbuster Aladdin, was praised not only for the late Robin Williams’ … Continue reading

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A Boost for Bernie from #BlackLivesMatter?

On Saturday afternoon, Vermont Senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was interrupted at a rally in Seattle by a group of black women. The women took the stage from Senator Sanders and proceeded to accuse him of not … Continue reading

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The Jews and the Chinese: An Anthropological Comparison

Out of the many ethnic groups in the world today, there are few whose longevity is greater than or equal to that of the Jews and Han Chinese. Over millennia, both groups have made vast contributions to world history. Although … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin: An Overrated Band

In the history of rock music, few artists have achieved the popularity and acclaim of heavy metal pioneers Led Zeppelin. The band, whose lineup consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, lead singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones, and the late drummer … Continue reading

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