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  • The Book of Mormon

    Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon came to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Sharing creators with the popular show South Park, the musical does not shy away from crude humor that takes merciless stabs at organized religion and offensive stereotypes all around.

    Pillbox | April 22, 2019
  • Body positivity in South Korea

    It’s no secret that South Korea imposes some intense beauty standards. The plastic surgery industry has been booming, garnering the attention of Koreans and non-Koreans alike. Some K-pop fans have noticed that many of their thin idols have small bruises with the appearances of a mole on their legs, presumably from carboxy shots that are used to temporarily reduce fat by injecting carbon dioxide. I...

    Pillbox | April 22, 2019
  • Buttigieg joins rainbow wave

    Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, seemed to emerge out of nowhere. He didn't have the publicity edge that more prominent Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden have, yet Buttigieg has been polling in third in both Iowa and New Hampshire, following right b...

    Forum | April 15, 2019
  • Gen Z: Stop getting offended!

    On March 6, Time shared a video of author Irshad Manji arguing that we must do better to raise a less offended generation. "While more and more schools are teaching young people how not to be offensive, they also need to be teaching a new generation how not to be offended.”

    Forum | April 8, 2019
  • Christian French

    Singer-songwriter Christian French was an accidental find for me. While shuffling through Spotify's recommendations for my monthly favorite playlists, his song "love ride" was suggested. Immediately, I was hooked by the poppy synths, feel-good vibes, and French's smooth voice. It wasn't until I found out that he was opening for Quinn XCII and I heard him live when I fell in love with his music. Ou...

    Pillbox | April 8, 2019

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