All young people have idols. They are the people we strive to be like. But because idols are human beings, they have their faults. Some of their faults are larger than others. I could spend this whole article dissecting every single one of my idols, but because I am a writer, I decided to focus […]

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The 1950s is usually remembered for its strict societal mores: the white picket fence, dad working and mom makes supper. But in Manhattan, especially in the area surrounding Columbia University, the beginnings of a new, defiant generation were emerging. The Beat Generation was made up of free-wheeling intellectuals that would gather at dimly lit bars, […]

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