EDITORIAL: RIP Tom Petty

A brief tribute to a icon.

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EDITORIAL: In Defense of the Arts

(Photo via the LBJ Presidential Library) On September 29th, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act. The Arts and Humanities were separated into two independent agencies, with National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) focusing on grants and funding to museums, libraries, universities, public television, radio stations,…

EDITORIAL: We Are The New American Resistance

The past two weeks have been exhausting. My Twitter/Facebook feeds have been littered with folks (myself included) expressing their fears/distain/disgust with this new Presidential adminstration. There’s no other news than news coming from this adminstration. The week of the Oscar nominations are announced (which you can find here), the United States Government holds hundreds of…

EDITORIAL: This Is Why We March

This past Saturday, I participated in the Women’s March on Austin. This was in a series of marches coordinated across the nation in response to the recent inauguration of the new President. The biggest march on Saturday was the one in Washington D.C., which reportedly brought over 500,000 people to the march. The march was…

EDITORIAL: Where Do We Go From Here?

(Photo via Getty Images) I didn’t watch the Inauguration on Friday. I decided to get up early and go walk on the trail instead. My walk started out with a little bit of anger/disgust (playing the recent A Tribe Called Quest album, albeit a brilliant album, might’ve not been the most soothing choice), but then…

EDITORIAL: Thanks, Obama

This week is Barack Obama’s final as the 44th President of the United States. Like many, I’ve been incredibly emotional about President Obama leaving office on Friday. He was a president that transcended previous norms that had accompanied the office, and the same could be said for the First Lady, Michelle. The purpose of this editorial…