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Insidious Advertising Corrupts our Lives

Illustration by Meg Cuca
February 16, 2017

In childhood, it started with the commercials on all of our favorite TV channels, but as we’ve gotten older, advertisements have morphed and adapted with us and to us. Lately, no matter where you’re...

Mainstream Media: No Second Helpings Please

Illustration by Meg Cuca
November 10, 2016

Like most of my colleagues, I am the result of an experiment. I am what happens when you take 25 million kids and raise them on a 24-hour all-you-can-eat information buffet. A buffet in which a few main...

Stop staring, protect yourself

Illustration by Meg Cuca
October 27, 2016

I have a friend who has an unhealthy penchant for stale metaphor. Just last week we were discussing the Ruth Fluno retrospective at Sheehan when he referred to the art as “a delicious feast.” Normally...

Treat your journalists right

Illustration by Meg Cuca
October 20, 2016

Two headlines off the impetuous digital press dateline September 8, 2016: “The Entire Seattle Seahawks Team Will Protest the National Anthem at Opening Game” and “Entire Seahawks Team Planning to...

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between...

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine
October 4, 2012

America is ill. Consumption is the most insidious disease plaguing our nation. What we consume nutritionally and pharmaceutically are rarely ever discussed in a single conversation. Food and medicine...

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