Incremental reform within America’s policing systems hasn’t been working. After the Ferguson shooting in 2014, where an 18-year old unarmed black man named Michael Brown was murdered at the hands of a white police officer, six cities — Pittsburgh, Stockton, Birmingham, Fort Worth, Gary, and Minneapolis — initiated policies meant…

“Eyes” by Henri Matisse, 1951.

Have you ever been sitting in some public place — say, a cafe or subway — and you glance up and see somebody really attractive? Attractive in a sense you can’t really explain. They’re just your type. Maybe it’s their clothes, or their hair, or their face, or height, or…

With the rise of Internet rap in the mid-2000s follows a new sound — one that aims to twist as many rules of contemporary rap music as possible. In his second EP, 5% Aquarium, Drool Audrey fuels the fire of modern experimental hip-hop through mind-bending trap-based production, vivid, outlandish storytelling…

The Baltimore Orioles are awful. Have you seen an Orioles game recently? (Of course, you haven’t.) The starting pitcher is likely to be a guy in his late-20s who you’ve never heard of before, with a fastball topping out at 91 and an ERA somewhere around the high 5s. The…

Ethan Hekker

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