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Shannon Rupp is a contributing editor at The Tyee. Read her previous columns here.
We're Already at a Stage Where You Can Live With Your Own Creepy Scarlett Johansson Robot
Posted on: Apr 17, 2016, Source: The Tyee
Should we trade ethics and human contact for machines that pretend to like us?
The Spread of Torture Porn on TV: A Diversion for Our Messed Up World
Posted on: Jun 19, 2015, Source: The Tyee
What else but social anxiety can explain this spike in TV brutality?
'It's the Hamster's Ass': How Slang Reflects the Way We Live Now
Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: The Tyee
From 'cool' to 'canoodling,' slang generally tells us about who we are in a given place and time.
Engagement Rings Are Hardly Romantic -- Sparkly Rocks Are a Reminder of a Time When Women Were Property
Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: The Tyee
Let's not be so sentimental.
Best-Selling Author in Denial to Social Realities, Pumps the Happiness Project
Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Gretchen Rubin's book flogs American enthusiasm for positive thinking, despite facts to the contrary; just the sort of denial that prompted the economic meltdown.
The Zen of Porn: If Pornography Is Everywhere, Is it Nowhere?
Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: The Tyee
The ubiquity of porn has rendered it invisible for most adults. But why has pornographic imagery become such an acceptable part of public culture?
Could We Blame the Financial Crisis on Too Much Testosterone? Harvard Researchers Say Yes
Posted on: Oct 19, 2008, Source: The Tyee
Men who trade on an appearance of strength are actually the guys who, in evolutionary terms, have outlived their usefulness.
What's So Great About Beauty?
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: The Tyee
From soap ads to elections, looking good is way overrated.
Even Progressives Need to Decorate
Posted on: Oct 24, 2006, Source: The Tyee
With home-decorating TV shows and magazines multiplying by the minute, we need to start talking about more eco-friendly alternatives to Ikea and Pottery Barn.
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