Daily Archives : June 27, 2014

Joss Whedon, Steven Moffat, and George R.R. Martin Walk into a Bar: Death and Fiction

A few weeks ago, I happened to stumble upon a (fake) letter written by George R.R. Martin, addressing deaths in the Game of Thrones TV series and in the original book series. To quote directly from the letter,“Has there ever…

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College, Social Media, That Weird Kid from Facebook, and You

I was accepted to Penn at 5:00 PM. After a few minutes of jumping and screaming—which my brother videotaped, shame on him—I sat down again to browse the admissions decision portal. In a conspicuous, bright red box was a link…

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Exploring Wage Disparity Among Men and Women in America

As of 2014, women working full time jobs make 77% of what men do; as in, 77 cents to every white man’s dollar. This 23-cent gap is an excellent feat compared to the wage gap in 1967, when women made only 58%…

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