Media

Oberlin Dining Hall-Gate Gives Media Another Excuse to Mock and Misunderstand Student Activists

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Have you heard about the scandal du jour emerging from a notoriously “coddled” American college campus? Well! The “safe spaces” the kids at the famously lefty Oberlin are demanding are their very own dining halls — where the “global” cuisine being dished out recently has ranged from genuinely offensive to merely inauthentic and gross.
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The Year in Bad Ideas

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2015 was a year that gave us a lot of excellent books, films, TV shows, albums, and other cultural wonders. It was also a year in which a lot of people evangelized — and in some cases realized — a lot of egregiously dumb ideas. We’ve devoted plenty of space to 2015’s cultural highlights, so here, in the name of balance, is a slog through the year’s cultural sewer. Content warning: transphobia, Twitter fights, Martin Shkreli.
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2015 in Music: Adele Staves Off the Inevitable Streaming Takeover For Another Year

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In the first three weeks since its debut, Adele has sold 5.19 million copies of her third album, 25. Released in the penultimate month of 2015, it’s the best-selling album since 2011, and well, you know, 21. Plenty of people will tell you how big a deal this is, and with the ungodly amounts of money that she will make for XL and Columbia, her labels have probably already canonized her.
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