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Vanessa Wolosz

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Please Stop Making TV About White Writers In New York City

There are many things to complain about right now: the American healthcare system, how many different streaming websites are trying to rob you, and the state of Florida. Please, allow me to contribute to this neverending list, presenting to you the worst contemporary television archetype: a white writer who lives in New York City.

The Tribe Online
The Importance of Reconciling Authors with Their Works During the #MeToo Movement

Vanessa N. Wolosz interrogates the often problematic debate of whether to separate an author's creation from their personal actions and reputation, particularly with regards to David Foster Wallace and Junot Díaz within the greater context of the #MeToo movement. There exists a popular and ongoing debate in the art and entertainment industries, one surrounding the nature of creatorship.

How to Create Good Art (According to Biomedical Ethics)

I know any and all creative people reading this article are wondering where the hell I get off, telling them how to make good art and all that. I'm not much of an artist; that's true. I am a writer...

The Tribe Online
A Literary Defense on the Part of Pop Poetry

Over the course of my (admittedly relatively short) lifetime, I've witnessed several literary trends staunchly latched onto by young adult audiences. These include the influx of YA magical realism titles like Twilight and The Mortal Instruments as well as the almost bizarre popularity of science-fiction dystopian novels that seemed to result from the success of The Hunger Games franchise.

Protocol Magazine
The Ethical Expense of Contemporary Smartphone Infatuation | Protocol Magazine

Part of acknowledging one's position of privilege in society is undertaking more ethical approaches to consumption. This is a complicated task under the conditions of late capitalism, but particularly in the 2010's when considering the ubiquity of smartphone ownership. By 2020, it is projected that smartphone ownership worldwide will rise to 2.87 billion.

Trill! Magazine
Do Our Brains Actually Stop Working After We Die? - Trill! Magazine

Credit: New scientific research suggests that our brains may continue to functionafter death. Even after flatlining, even after one has lost the ability to move, consciousness may still be possible. And that consciousness is fully aware that death has occurred. It is impossible to do research on this subject with truly dead people.

Trill! Magazine
Hangover Museum Opens in Croatia - Trill! Magazine

Image via Youtube We've all woken up after a night out with memories we'd rather suppress, but this museum is memorializing hangovers indefinitely. It's 2020 now, and no one plans on going out without entertaining an impromptu photo shoot at the club. However, what happens after the function is rarely documented in the same way.