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  • You aren't alt, just be normal

    Two weeks ago, the world was blessed with a collab album from Danny Brown and JPEG Mafia, two rappers who have maintained a strong presence in the music industry despite their relative lack of mainstream appeal. Their unique production styles put them in the umbrella of "experimental hip-hop," and they both seem to deliberately avoid making anything with a trace of pop appeal. I won't pretend that...

    Forum | April 17, 2023
  • Heard v. Depp, a year later

    Content Warning — sexual assault, domestic violence, Ben Shapiro

    If you're anything like me, you were probably extremely ambivalent about the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit while it was going on. Everything I learned about that was entirely against my will, because celebrity drama feels like perhaps the lowest form of entertainment.

    Forum | April 17, 2023
  • FROM THE ARCHIVES: The True History of the Fence, Part 1

    Every installment of "From the Archives" — nay, every article I have ever written for this paper — is but a prelude to this. Before you is the culmination of 18 months of on-and-off work; publishing this was half the reason I joined The Tartan. In short, I have discovered that everything you've been told about The Fence is a lie, and I'm here to (partially) set the record straight. I don't have al...

    Pillbox | April 10, 2023
  • Letters From Andy: 8


    Pillbox | April 10, 2023
  • Book talk review: 'Silicon Heartland' didn't fill me with much hope

    On Friday, March 31, I attended Rebecca Fannin's lecture about her recent book, "Silicon Heartland" in the Tepper Swartz Center. Her book was the culmination of several years of research across different cities in the Rust Belt of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. She is a tech and business jo...

    Forum | April 10, 2023

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