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Blood Stains: Can We Really Call That Art?

By: Candace Bryan

I can admit, I find a lot of contemporary art questionable. While I’ve certainly seen some truly inspirational works, some leave me scratching my head. It often feels as though the line between “art” and “something-done-merely-for-attention” is blurry, especially in our increasingly digital age.

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What We Should Really Take from Michael Douglas’ Interview

By: Candace Bryan

Last week, veteran actor Michael Douglas made headlines with his blunt comments about the throat cancer that has plagued him in recent years.

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Portia de Rossi Maybe Had Plastic Surgery. Who Cares? She’s Still Hilarious.

By: Candace Bryan

Now that the new season of Arrested Development is available on Netflix, the cast members are once again receiving a lot of media attention.

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Why Aren't Parents Worried About Media Addiction In Kids

By: Candace Bryan

When I was a kid, my parents were pretty strict, especially when it came to matters of technology. I was only allowed to watch a limited

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Coffee Propaganda

By: Candace Bryan

Growing up my parents drilled in my head that drinking coffee would stunt my growth, while my dentist insisted it was horrible for my teeth.

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What We Can Learn From Cave Paintings

By: Candace Bryan

Growing up I remember learning very little about cave paintings, other than that they existed and wasn’t it “neat” that humans have been creating art for thousands and thousands of years.

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U.S. Army’s Silent Killer

By: Candace Bryan

It’s a hard fact to swallow, but in the last year, more soldiers in the U.S. army died as a result of suicide than died in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Why I'm on Kanye West's Side

By: Candace Bryan

I know this won’t be a popular opinion, but I sympathize with Kanye West. Although he generally comes across as angry, self-absorbed, and obnoxious...

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Put Down the Camera: The Key to Enjoying Museums

By: Candace Bryan

If you’ve been to any art museum in your life, chances are you’ve experienced the disappointment one feels when reading a “no photography allowed” sign.

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Modesty Wars: Which Side Is the Right Side?

By: Candace Bryan

I recently read an article about a so-called “modesty war” taking place in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood.

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Stress Beneath the Surface: The Realities of Pinterest

By: Candace Bryan

Growing up, I remember thinking Martha Stewart was essentially a superhero. Everything she did was perfect...

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Who Thought A Nazi Opera Was A Good Idea?

By: Candace Bryan

In a story I can only believe because I generally trust the news reported on BBC, a Nazi-themed opera playing in Dusseldorf has officially been cancelled.

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The Shoddy Ethics of Abercrombie and Fitch

By: Candace Bryan

Abercrombie stores can be found in malls all over America selling preppie-style clothing to young teens who want to look “cool.”

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New Exhibit at Louvre Shows Truths of Politics and Society

By: Candace Bryan

It’s rare that a classic museum as well-established as the Louvre lets itself act as a canvas for modern art.

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What It Really Takes to Make It in New York City

By: Candace Bryan

Kids all over the world dream of moving to New York City. Each year, thousands of recent college graduates pursue that dream and move there and hope to make it big...

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What On Earth Is Happening to Broadway?

By: Candace Bryan

What’s happened to Broadway? It feels like the time when great musicals were made is dead and gone. This year, there were four nominations in the Best Musical category for the Tony’s...

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Chick-fil-A Won't Let You Eat More Kale

By: Candace Bryan

There are a lot of reasons I dislike Chick-fil-A . I’m not a fan of their low-quality foods, or their openly anti-homosexual policies and comments (that were only revoked when sales dropped).

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How Did Alexandria Become the Most Well-Read City in the U.S.?

By: Candace Bryan

According to a new list released by Amazon.com, Alexandria, Virginia is the most well-read city in the U.S. This means that according to their records, in the last year...

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Living #Belowtheline Is Nothing Like Actually Living Below the Poverty Line

By: Candace Bryan

Recently Ben Affleck announced that for five days, he would support the Global Poverty Project's “Live Below the Line” campaign by eating less than $1.50...

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The Key to Netflix Recent Success

By: Candace Bryan

In a world where the availability of watching movies and TV shows online for free is only ever increasing, how is it that Netflix continues to grow?

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Why 15 Second Commercials on Facebook Are Happening

By: Candace Bryan

It has recently come to light that the social media giant Facebook is planning to launch 15-second commercial interruptions to their service...

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What Kind of Light Can Kill Van Gogh’s Sunflowers?

By: Candace Bryan

Delicate things often need to be kept in certain protective environments. This is why guitars are stored in climate-controlled rooms at Guitar Center...

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Theft at the Louvre Museum

By: Candace Bryan

When you hear the words “crime” and “art” together, you probably imagine a high-profile art heist with a gunman and evil mastermind tactics.

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Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's Trip to Cuba Legal?

By: Candace Bryan

This past week there has been a media frenzy over a trip music power-couple Beyonce and Jay-Z took to Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary.

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Does Love Really Make a Subaru a Subaru, Or Are Car Companies Desperate?

By: Candace Bryan

The other day I was watching TV, and of course, half of the show's thirty minute duration was allotted to commercials. Commercials often fascinate me.

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Part Nouveau: How Innovative Is Modern Fashion?

By: Candace Bryan

The fashion world takes great pride in being creative and artistic. I'll admit even I'm impressed by its unique ability to make polka dots seem innovative every year, as though no one has ever worn them before.

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