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Commentary: Lab Grown Revolution: Clean Meat
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Commentary: Lab Grown Revolution: Clean Meat

PICTURE THIS:  YOU have been tasked with making beef. One option is to raise a cow. In doing this, you have to feed it, keep it healthy, purchase a pasture for it to live in, and clean up the cow’s smelly and unhygienic manure – which also emits the greenhouse gas methane. You must then…

Commentary: Blemishing Barbie’s World
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Commentary: Blemishing Barbie’s World

OVER WINTER BREAK, I was greeted by my five-year-old neighbor Clarissa as she crazily waved an unfamiliar looking doll above her head. I quickly learned that this doll was marketed as an “alternative Barbie,” known as the Lammily doll, created by Nickolay Lamm in 2014. It was made to resemble an average 19-year old woman’s…

Commentary: The Modern Morality Clause
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Commentary: The Modern Morality Clause

IT’S RIGHT THERE IN fine print. A clause in the writer’s contract from Conde Nast, a well-known American mass media company with subsidiaries such as Wired Magazine and Reddit, states that if, “in the company’s sole judgment,” the writer­ “becomes the subject of public disrepute, contempt, complaints or scandals,” it has the right to terminate…

Commentary: AMexican Dream
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Commentary: AMexican Dream

I remember breathing in the air of Mexico City — the seventh largest city in the world, thirteen times larger than Boston — a sprawling metropolis of hustle, color, street food condensing into smoke, and dreamers longing for greener grass. Now, this new country of mine is frozen in the midst of a debate, the…

Commentary: How Easy is it to Forgive and Forget?
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Commentary: How Easy is it to Forgive and Forget?

I will never forget the day my grandfather killed my dog. Yes, it was an accident, and yes, accidents do happen, but that does not change the fact that I will never again hear the jingling of her collar as she runs to greet me after school or feel her snuggled up against my leg…

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