Day: March 31, 2023

Food: A Window into Other Cultures

Food: A Window into Other Cultures

While it may be hard to catch a flight to Morocco and China to experience their culture, food allows us to experience a snippet of each country’s culture with significantly less money. And while the U.S. may not have a lot to brag about, food diversity does appear to be one of its raging pros. Americans seem to take for granted the amount of traveling one can do with just a few minutes of driving. The fact that one can still experience Asia’s finesse with the use of chopsticks and the savoring of Sake, or that one can be a victim of India’s spice infatuation with just a walk down the block, or receive some of Puerto Rico’s warmth with some of their mondongo from down the street, it all emphasizes the effect the food market has created in terms of cultural unity.

Op-Ed: Amazon Prime Show “Swarm” a Social Commentary on Fan Culture

Op-Ed: Amazon Prime Show “Swarm” a Social Commentary on Fan Culture

From Nicki Minaj’s Barbs to Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, fan culture (also known as “fandoms” or Stans) has become one the largest propellers of popular culture’s universal success. By definition, fandoms are described as large communities built around shared enjoyment of an aspect of popular culture ranging from books, films, bands, sports, and celebrities. While there is nothing wrong with sharing your love for a particular aspect of popular culture, at what point does this become obsessive?

Op-Ed: TikTok Makes an Impact on Barnes & Noble

Op-Ed: TikTok Makes an Impact on Barnes & Noble

For those of you who don’t know what “Booktok” means, I will give you the rundown. It’s a new take on a book club in the form of social media. On the app, TikTok readers all over the world express their favorite books and come together as a community to exchange ideas, reviews, and books they’ve recently loved reading.

New Field Turf at MetLife Stadium Will Allegedly Reduce Player Injuries

New Field Turf at MetLife Stadium Will Allegedly Reduce Player Injuries

A new playing surface has been installed at MetLife Stadium. Previously, their turf field had been widely criticized for its mediocrity. While not normal grass, the surface is closer to regular grass. The new surface is believed to be an improved synthetic turf that will decrease the number of injuries that occur at the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. This “turf” is a recent edition called FieldTurf Core system, which is the first-ever multilayer dual-polymer monofilament fiber.

Warner Music Group Plans to Cut 270 Jobs to Push “New Tech Initiatives”

Warner Music Group Plans to Cut 270 Jobs to Push “New Tech Initiatives”

Warner Music Group is an entertainment and record label corporation. It is one of the “big three” recording companies and the third largest in the global music industry. Managing widely known musical celebrities like Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Cardi B, WMG is a huge company with over 5,500 employees.

Most States Get A Failing Grade On Gun Laws, According To New Analysis

Most States Get A Failing Grade On Gun Laws, According To New Analysis

The United States has already reached over 130 shootings in the first three months of 2023. So it is not a surprise that the U.S. is failing when it comes to gun laws. However, this new analysis published by Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence tells us just how much.

Producer, Ex-husband to Emily Ratajkowski Faces Sexual Misconduct

Producer, Ex-husband to Emily Ratajkowski Faces Sexual Misconduct

Producer of indie classics such as “Uncut Gems” and “Good Time” currently facing allegations of sexual misconduct, grooming, and assault by multiple women. Sebastian Bear-Mcclard, who co-founded Elara Pictures with the Safdie brothers in 2014, first faced allegations after multiple women, who remained anonymous, gave statements to Variety.

DOJ Sues Norfolk Southern Over Ohio Train Derailment

DOJ Sues Norfolk Southern Over Ohio Train Derailment

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern over the train derailment last month in East Palestine, Ohio. The lawsuit seeks to ensure the company addresses the extreme environmental concerns and the full cost of cleanup of the Feb. 3 incident.

New Proposal to Put Unruly Passengers on No-fly List

New Proposal to Put Unruly Passengers on No-fly List

Back in April 2022, The Protection from Abusive Passengers Act introduced by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Dick Durbin tasked the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to create a program that bans passengers with a history of assaulting aircraft crew members. This Wednesday, a new proposal was re-introduced to Congress with a more defined measure to reduce the number of assaults on American airlines.

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