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The simple issue of cultural appropriation…

A recent query on social media about a children’s Halloween costume and the ethics of dressing a child up like a character from another culture sparked a typically lengthy discussion of the various interpretations of the term “cultural appropriation”. In ...

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Political satire with John Oliver

John Oliver is my new hero. I loved him on Community but I didn’t catch any of his appearances on The Daily Show. Now that he has his own series on HBO (and let’s face it, who else would have him?), Last Week Tonight ...

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Exported Culture

It has always been easy to travel as an English speaker. Over the years, I’ve met many Europeans around my age and I feel terribly ignorant and lazy. Most of them speak numerous languages – fluently. I speak English, and ...

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