Last Chance

Continued from “No One Left to Speak Out” and “Last Words” from the December and January issues. By Bao Hu Yi Anthony stared at the package on his coffee table, and wondered exactly how long he’d been staring at it. He checked the time on his phone: it was 12:17 pm. It had probably been about an hour, but he wasn’t sure. He was sitting … Continue reading Last Chance

Targeted harassment and detention of rapper 21 Savage yet another example of ICE abuse

By Phil Gillen   “Been through some things but I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border / Flint still need water / People was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers.” Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage added this verse to his performance of hit song “a lot” for the Jan. 29th episode of The Tonight Show, expressing solidarity with immigrants and the residents of Flint, MI. Five … Continue reading Targeted harassment and detention of rapper 21 Savage yet another example of ICE abuse

We Have All The Skills We Need

Feed The People – Lincoln connects working class people to each other By Evan Carlson   On the surface, Feed the People – Lincoln looks like many food distribution programs. Tables of free food, hygiene products, and clothes lining the basement of a church, and people taking what they need. But FTP-L is more than that. When I asked C (a member of the program) … Continue reading We Have All The Skills We Need

Why we’re still watching The Sopranos

By Phil Gillen Television series have a tendency to age poorly. They’re churned out by broadcasters who have 24 hours of content a day to fill, and made by constantly shifting groups of writers, directors, and actors. Rather than a theatrical filmmaker, the TV producer doesn’t need to motivate you to leave your house and go to the cinema with an excellently crafted work of … Continue reading Why we’re still watching The Sopranos

Update Available: Why Big Tech is in the business of education reform

By Kelly Seacrest My home town recently started to host screenings of the documentary Most Likely To Succeed. I went to a screening with an open mind, excited about the potential for interesting discussions about education. What sadly proceeded was a documentary about the importance of training children to work in the tech industry. Following the screening there was a “community discussion” with a Google … Continue reading Update Available: Why Big Tech is in the business of education reform

No One Left to Speak Out

Fiction by Bao Hu Yi At the piercing sound of her blaring text tone, Teresa was suddenly and inconveniently awake. She reached around for the offending device, doing a fair impression of Ray Charles before he’d had his coffee. ‘Someone had better be dead I swear…’ she thought as she clumsily knocked the contents off of her bedside table in the struggle. She’d been up … Continue reading No One Left to Speak Out

Can we build a society for all animals?

By Phil Gillen You don’t have to look hard to find absurd, laughable statements made in the name of animal rights. Whether it’s PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) asking us to stop using “anti-animal language” like “kill two birds with one stone,” or an earnest vegan attempting to convince us that drinking milk is equivalent to rape, animal rights activists often make … Continue reading Can we build a society for all animals?

The Papers Fly

By Wyatt   It’s 2:30 a.m. on a cool fall morning. Two hundred sleepy-eyed workers form a line outside the Lincoln Journal Star 10th and Q distribution center. The line of “independent contractors” gather their daily papers while their minds recalculate how fast they will have to work today to meet the 6 a.m. deadline. Some carriers deliver hundreds of papers in that three-hour window, … Continue reading The Papers Fly