Postgame Press: Hot takes

Hot takes in sports are a reflection of hot takes in the world around us. We live in a polarized society. These days, foreign policy opinion leaders say that political polarization is the number one threat to the United States. More than nuclear programs and trade wars, it is our own polarization that could hurt […]

Postgame Press: Beware of social media

Social media has consumed a lot of American culture (and the culture of the world) within a time. These days, we see a lot of news about social media coming up on our Facebook feeds, ironically enough. Am I the only one who has seen a study about how much time social media takes up, […]

Op-Ed: Tragedy of the commons

When the internet first premiered, its upside was limitless. This was especially true in the political science community, where the internet was seen as a great equalizer and unifier. In his 1998 paper, “Can technology save democracy?”, Tracy Westen predicted that the internet would create more democratic participation by providing the platform for issue-based campaigns. According to […]

Postgame Press: A cute new tradition and social media

With all of the serious topics I have written about in the past few weeks, I think it is finally time to write about one of the biggest, cutest, nicest smile-bringers in sports: waving to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Every game at the end of the first quarter, the University of Iowa fans […]

Postgame Press: Trump and the changed sports-politics relationship

This has been a crazy week for sports, and most of the drama is due to comments from the White House. President Trump’s first statement came around a week ago during a rally, according to the Chicago Tribune, with Trump saying “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our […]

Twitter vice president speaks about social network’s role in public opinion

Colin Crowell, the vice president of global public policy and corporate philanthropy at Twitter, spoke about how Twitter has changed civic discourse in recent years at a talk entitled “Twitter Diplomacy” yesterday afternoon in the ASEAN Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Edward R. Murrow Center for […]

Op-Ed: The revolution will be tweeted

Resistance to the Trump Administration has come in the shape of the largest march in American history, calls for inclusion and acceptance from celebrities and the mobilization of the news media. But more recently, the White House has faced opposition from unlikely sources: the Twitter accounts of its own agencies. Faced with the prospect of […]

5 things happening in the world of celebrities

1. Kim Kardashian West robbed in Paris: While in the city for Paris Fashion Week, Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint by five men dressed as police officers, who bound and gagged Kardashian West and took off with over $10 million worth of jewelry, including her $4 million engagement ring. This week, her sister Khloe Kardashian […]

Under the Lights: Going, going…

If a baseball cracks against a bat in the middle of a cold October night and nobody in the 18-to-34-year-old demographic hears it, did it really happen? That’s the question that Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred and executives of “America’s pastime” across the nation have to be asking themselves this week as MLB postseason […]

High fashion meets high-tech innovation at MFA’s #techstyle

On March 6, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) debuted #techstyle, an innovative fashion and technology exhibition featuring pieces by international designers including Iris Van Herpen, Viktor & Rolf, Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou. The exhibition, which will run until July 10, focuses on the intersections of style and engineering in light of increasing Internet […]