Apocalyptic America

A-pony-pocalypse

Need to be convinced that we’re obsessed with the end of the world? Or maybe you are obsessed with My little pony?  Well if you can say yes to both, have i got an infographic for you! Big big-ups to Andrew Kahn, Apocalyptic America student and IT jedi for this fantastic infographic he created tracking […]

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Is It Racist?

Boyz N The Biz

Here at smntks, I’m all about good critical analysis of our media environment.  Good critical analysis to me means looking at the content of media stories, the context that they are made in, and the creators and consumers involved.  While we can all look at the content clearly from the outside, there are some parts […]

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You're Doing It right

Kultured Kleenex

While literally keeping my nose clean the other day, I happened to notice there on the back of my pack of Kleenex a design description that caught my eye. Irie Yellow?  Irie is a patois word that originated in Jamaica meaning alright, but also cool, and an adjective for everything superlative.  So then I started […]

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Apocalyptic America

The Day After Is Today

Have you ever noticed that you’re surrounded by zombies and invading aliens and survivalist?  Stories about the end of the world are everywhere these days, from The Walking Dead to Elysium.  Despite the fact that we can breathe a sign of relief with 2012 behind us, visions of the apocalypse still dance in our heads. […]

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Tweets From Hell

Sore Winners Suck

Despite my recent plea to educators to get in the game of growing a less racist generation,  this weekend saw another incident in this long losing season for hight school sports.   This week sore winners from the Howell, Michigan joined the parade of racist tweeters in the too-crowded pool of racist high school athletes after […]

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What's Hot

Look What A Little Plastic Surgery Can Do For You

Barbie has been the image of femininity for decades, and for most of those decades, women have fretted over the unrealistic image that she presents to young girls.  Many have taken up the charge to make a better doll and Nikolay Lamm is one of them.  Meet his latest creation: Lammily. Lammily is Barbie with […]

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