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Originally published on Culture Shock. As a senior quickly heading towards the strange and unpredictable life of a college graduate, I’m searching for a place to establish myself. Boston is a possibility. So what if Boston submitted a formal application to become my New Hometown? Below is what I would assume Boston’s application would look … More Boston’s Application for New Hometown
Originally published on Culture Shock. “Will them Make America Drumpf Again, or will the next President accidentally cc Putin in on an email with the nuclear codes? We will be streaming the results of the Presidential and Congressional elections LIVE from [the University of Auckland bar]…We will also be giving away prizes to the BEST CLINTON … More Kiwis Talk Trump
Originally published on Culture Shock. The streets were quiet, deserted save a few empty-eyed tourists and confident locals. The sky was newspaper grey, and a cool wind occasionally rushed down the street in short, violent bursts. April 19, 2013, Boston was a closed and silent city, acting like something smaller than itself in an attempt … More In A World Not My Own
Originally published on Culture Shock. It was the poster of the statue of liberty proudly wearing the Nazi swastika that did it, that drew me into Amazon’s series The Man in the High Castle. Based on a book by Philip K. Dick of the same name, the show takes place in an alternate history where … More Who put the Man in the High Castle?
Originally published on Culture Shock. “You have to go out. Walk the streets. Talk to people. Make contacts. Go to meetings. You have to be constantly on the look-out for stories. You never know when they’ll pop up.” I felt it again: The anxiety growing in my stomach, making me want to spew my half-digested … More The Bias of Journalism (Education)
Originally published on Culture Shock. Bad movies are not about the craft, nor are they about telling a good story. Instead they’re about the ridiculous, the silly. They revel in the obscenely awful and outrageously cliché. By bad movies I don’t mean films like Snow White and the Huntsman or The Last Airbender. Those movies … More Bad Movies 101
Originally published on Culture Shock. People like to say Edgar Allan Poe hated Boston. Which would be ironic because he was born in the city in 1809. He didn’t stay long, though. Two years later, after the death of his mother and the disappearance of his father, he moved to Richmond, Virginia to be with his … More Edgar Allan Poe in Boston