Away with Charity, all Hail Mutual Aid: The People’s Revolutionary Garden Network

Rumour has it, the Age of Aquarius has given us the opportunity to fuck shit up and create a better world. Now I don’t know about yourself, but I picture myself in a Minecraft realm ready to go crazy, go stupid, and fully uproot what my controlling older brother created in this not-so-equal-but-hierarchical space. Well,…

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The Meme Wars: Reddit Vs Wall Street

Now would you look at that, it’s the roaring 20s. Buckle up because meme history is in the making as we speak. But before we dive in, let’s backtrack a little to the culprit of it all – the origin of the meme. While the concept of memes has been around for decades, it wasn’t…

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We Got Faded at the Hannibal Buress and Thundercat Drive-in Concert

It is Saturday afternoon and joining us for this journey is your inner voice. He shall assist you along the way. But before commencing, let’s get some things out of the way. By the time you’re reading this, whether it be a week or decades from now, you’re probably aware of or have at the…

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Wake Up: Reflections on Political Music in the Post Trump Era

We often associate ‘political music’ with the specific era and historical context that inspired it. When we hear Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young we think of the Vietnam War and the Kent State massacre. Virtually all of Rage Against the Machine’s catalog is inseparable from the rise of globalization and neoliberalism in the…

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The rAWR-ing 20s: Gen Z Revives Scene on Tik Tok

Nostalgia has been the weapon of choice for several years in the world of marketing. Retailers, media companies, and authors have the formula down: capitalizing off old trends or ideas is a surefire way to avoid the stress of coming up with new concepts, to generate revenue, and to spark public attention – positive or…

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A Timeline of Politically-Charged Albums (and their never-ending relevance)

If you’re in practically any neighborhood of the United States right now, chances are sidewalks and front lawns are masqueraded with political signs. Your neighbor Kevin is imploring you to vote “YES” on Prop 34. Dennis spends most of his day admiring his all-holy Make America Great Again flag. Iris is ensuring her Biden 2020 tapestry…

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Bumble Bizz and the Rise of MLMs

It’s a warm October afternoon, the sun is baking and your only line of defense is a 12-year-old fan. You open the weather app in hopes of gaining some sense of reassurance, but through a quick glance, the realization that things are only going to get worse quickly becomes apparent.  There is a pause. My…

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How Black Musicians Created House Music

From the very beginning, it was the gay and black people that kept dance music alive. Mel Cheren, West End Records Despite what ABC News might tell you, house music didn’t come from white French people. David Guetta did not, “bring house music to the United States”. The genre was born out of the underground…

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Hands off Tianna Arata and Elias Bautista

As I am sure you have heard, Tianna Arata and Elias Bautista were unjustly arrested during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism on July 21st in San Luis Obispo. Both Arata and Bautista face felonies, five and two respectively, putting their futures in jeopardy. Naturally, public outrage ensued across The Internet. Infographics detailing…

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Protest Music of the ’60s

Come on fathers, and don’t hesitate / To send your sons off before it’s too late / And you can be the first ones in your block / To have your boy come home in a box (“I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag”, Country Joe and the Fish) In this current time of political unrest and civil disobedience, we…

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