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Iraqi Jewish archive: from 2003 to now, what’s happened

In May 2003, coalition forces took control of Baghdad. Days later, 16 soldiers stormed Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters. They were searching for clues as to Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. What they did not expect to find was a flooded basement full of over 2700

One last time

“Though,   in   reviewing   the   incidents   of   my   administration,   I   am   unconscious   of   intentional   error,   I   am   nevertheless   too   sensible   of   my   defects   not

Can Christmas Season Start After Halloween?

I still remember the sudden shock I experienced when I was maybe seven or eight years old, when I went up the escalator at Kohl’s in late September, at the Golf Mill Mall in Chicago, and saw the Christmas stuff. I had celebrated Christmas every

Payment plans for concert tickets

The other day, I was looking on the calendar in order to see whether or not there were any interesting concerts or events that I would be interested in working while home over winter break. Sure enough, there was event called Snowglobe that caught my

Is Night of the Living Dead the best Halloween movie?

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead doesn’t seem like much from the outside. It’s a low-budget horror movie with a cast of Romero’s friends and theater semi-pros with a minimal plot, scored by stock music cues, and shot in black and white to save

Review of The Closing of the American Mind

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published 30 years ago. Bloom, a little-known University of Chicago professor of political theory, found fame as the author of an immediate hit, present on the minds and mouths of students, intellectuals, and the common citizen

DACA: Why was it passed in the first place?

In his May 2, 1801 letter to Hugh White, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming…to our established rules.” Jefferson’s words are taken to heart

Fenty Beauty: Rihanna’s new beauty line and inclusivity

On Sept. 8, Rihanna’s new beauty line, Fenty Beauty, was released in Sephora stores nationwide. This impressive makeup line is composed of 40 foundation shades, and those shades are meant to include all skin types. By far, Rihanna has come up with the most inclusive