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Technology and Hope: The Blind See
3 years ago

Technology and Hope: The Blind See

For a long time now I’ve been struggling with the tedium of writing about technology. It was never for a lack of available news, but for its ironic sense of …
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Cooler than the other side of the pillow
3 years ago

Cooler than the other side of the pillow

I credit the incredible nasty Nas for helping me get through my early teenage sojourn into manhood. He spoke my language. He spat with vivid re-creation of his upbringing, surroundings …
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Premature Coronations
3 years ago

Premature Coronations

The dawn of a new year is upon us. As a matter of fact, it probably hit you in the head like the effects of that fifth glass of sparkling …
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Dumb in a world of smart
3 years ago

Dumb in a world of smart

I remember uttering the words, “I want to be a Hacker when I grow up.” While I can feel eyebrows collectively rise, rest assured, there was nothing too abnormal about …
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Elephant On The Field
3 years ago

Elephant On The Field

Disgruntled, dismayed, disillusioned. These are just a few of the discernibly appropriate terms that have scampered across my mind when faced with the many storylines of large-salaried, freakishly athletic, football …
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Introducing The Grant Slant
3 years ago

Introducing The Grant Slant

Either you’re slingin’ crack-rock or you got a wicked jump-shot.” – The Notorious B.I.G. “Things Done Changed”

Since its inception, the cultures of sports and hip-hop have been seamlessly meshed …
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Gamers are hypocrites
3 years ago

Gamers are hypocrites

“Videogames can never be art.” I remember those words back in 2010 stinging with their suggestion that gaming lacked any possibility. Here I was, this optimist who had these grand …
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Why the Toronto hip-hop scene is really just a continuous season of Big Brother
3 years ago

Why the Toronto hip-hop scene is really just a continuous season of Big Brother

I watch TV for a living. My full-time job consists of conducting national coverage of the top reality shows on television. For the second summer in a row, my entertainment …
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Gaming Development: An industry lacking in racial diversity
3 years ago

Gaming Development: An industry lacking in racial diversity

“Games is this thing that’s pretty much dominated by white guys,” says former Rockstar Games employee, Shawn Allen at a North By Northeast (NXNE) panel discussion. “I had been really …
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I hate the word ‘ego’. Does that mean I have one?
3 years ago

I hate the word ‘ego’. Does that mean I have one?

What is the difference between being egotistical and being unapologetically driven in an industry so narcissistic, competitive and cutthroat? And at what level of confidence is someone considered too caught …
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