Marie Antoinette

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Manufactured Outrage

American Muslims are seemingly incapable of pleasing the media. They don’t really riot, they are not fond of torching embassies, and they generally stay away from issuing menacing fatwas. As much as terrorism continues to be on the mind of the average American (and rightfully so), our population of both immigrant and homegrown Muslims is …

Dukie on the Defense

The major press outlets often refer to Durham as a “sleepy” little Southern town. It’s funny that in my four years of living here, I’ve never once considered Durham as anything other than alive. Cross Duke University with the gang violence beyond the pristine university walls, add a nationally recognized minor league baseball team and …

United 93

On controversy and great filmmaking “United 93” could have easily been gratuitous, or cheesy, or exploitative. It is none of these things. If you feel ready to confront the tragedy of the hijacked flight, and the general bloodbath of September 11th, 2001 on the big screen, this is not a film to miss. At first, …

Natasha From Russia

When you’re privileged enough to attend a top-tier American university such as Duke, losing sight of the fact that your fate may have been different often comes with the package. Strutting to class in a pair of pricey high heels to hear well-paid professors talk and relaxing afterwards with a glass of pinot grigio at …