Category Archives: Checking In

On Mental Health, Suicide Ideation, and Staying Away from Fast-Moving Trains

Content Warning: Suicide There’s no easy way for me to broach this topic; no snappy introduction or reference point I could use to make the landing a bit softer. It’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time … Continue reading

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What White People Can (and Must) Learn from the Rachel Dolezal Saga

The Curious Case of Nkechi Diallo How in the world did the Rachel Dolezal thing even start? How do you make sense of it? Nobody understood it at first. Most of us still don’t, to be honest. She came, quite … Continue reading

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Cathie Donaghy

Not much for me to say on this one, so I’m gonna leave it to Jon D of Well Fed. Jon is one of the realest people out there and it’s impossible to comprehend this experience. If you can help … Continue reading

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Lost Kaws — Lamenting the Death of OriginalFake

Streetwear, menswear, alternative fashion, ‘culture-based clothing’/desperate cry for help—whatever contrived phrase you ascribe to the modern phenomenon of contemporary clothing, it’s fair to say a lot of things come and go. Such is the nature of fashion. Earlier today my … Continue reading

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Simulated Realities – Dissecting Kanye West’s Video for ‘Bound 2′

There’s been a lot of discussion about Kanye West’s latest music video for Bound 2. Considering the controversy that follows West wherever he goes nowadays – some incidents more deserving than others – it’s hardly surprising to hear that the … Continue reading

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