22 and What It Means to You By: Luke Cummings

The number 22 has held significant meaning in the last few years as government officials and civilian activists alike have taken and sprinted with a figure thrown out by a study about veteran suicides in the United States. Like many studies used for policy and propaganda, this one is not without its questionable methods and accuracies. For a more comprehensive look at fact checking this … Continue reading 22 and What It Means to You By: Luke Cummings

Zizek Lives: A Review of The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology By: Laura Winton

Theory is hard. If you are in a field where you have to read Marx, Freud, Foucault or heaven help you, Derrida, you know what I am talking about.  If you are not in one of those fields, count your blessings, but read on anyway.  Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian Freudian-Marxist theorist who tries to make it those theories easier to digest.  As a writer, … Continue reading Zizek Lives: A Review of The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology By: Laura Winton

Sweet Nostalgia By: Kirsten Dillender

Our local ice cream shop is quintessentially Midwestern, down to the friendly, miniscule psalm stamped on the back of the prepackaged pints and quarts you can buy in the freezer aisle of nearby grocery stores (“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” 118:24). On some swampy August nights the line is out the door, snaking around … Continue reading Sweet Nostalgia By: Kirsten Dillender