Posts tagged america
King of Junk

The King of Junk Tribe is a social tribe that lives in a fast food nation.  Everyone is fascinated by bling-bling and sugar-coated items. It gives status and makes people feel like Kings and Queens. Let me introduce you to the junkies of modern food consumption.

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From the Editors

Our new issue on transatlanticism dives into the social, historical and cultural forces shaping the relationship between Europe and the US. From an increasingly Europeanized Netflix, to the bi-coastal intermingling of hip-hop culture, to black European identity, here's how Europe and the United States remain incredibly entwined—even if those threads are beginning to fray.

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pepsi

“the soldiers on their tanks, laughing, their shotguns pointed towards the pale december sun. i /  stand in the little ivy dead-end where my grandparents live, close to the cherry tree, distinctly i / hear the voices of the fighters sing” - Pepsi, a poem by Irina Breitenstein.

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Killing With Kindness. Are Americans Really as Nice as They Think?

How can the same country have a reputation for excessive niceness, and an excess of mass shootings? “In the mid-western region of the United States, we’d rather die than talk to each other so rudely,” writes Kristie Pladsen, about learning to live with German directness.

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