Posts from the ‘cultural criticism’ category

TEDxTT 2012: “Your Boyfriend Wants to be Pretty,” Nick Thornton.

Occasionally, and probably not often enough, young men are told to embrace their feminine side. But what does getting in touch with your “feminine side” actually…

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What I Learned at the Airport

by Nick Thornton I was not going to join in on the debate and flurry of activity on the recent school shooting in Connecticut last week…

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Transgender Human Rights FAQ: A Global Deficit

INTRODUCTION AND GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE A conversation between two UBC students, overhead on the grassy knoll… Student A: Did you hear about the woman, Jenna Talackova, who…

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Body & Mind: An Eating Disorders FAQ

The Terry project is pleased to announce a new section in the Terry blog. Here, we will present excellent FAQs written in our ASIC200 on various…

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Fostering That “Feminine Side”

by Nick Thornton Occasionally, and probably not often enough, young men are told to embrace their feminine side. So out we go, attempting to be more…

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How to be a Useful Cynic

by Nick Thornton I will start right off the bat by saying that on the surface and perhaps a little deeper, I myself am a cynic.…

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Start Ups and the New Social Empire

“Engage or die.” That’s the kind of line we’re fed everyday, those of us attending or anyway attached to social media

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Globally relevant infographics via the Olympic Rings.

Gustavo Sousa “uses the five colorful rings, representing each of the five continents taking part in the games every four years, to display a series of…

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Moore’s Law states that every two years, we double the amount of time we waste on computers.

So true. By Fake Science. How much time do you spend on a computer/cell phone/tablet each day? I’ll start – I’m probably close to at least…

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