CulturEd: Bad Allies? Colin Kaepernick and White Distraction

Have allies unintentionally distracted from Colin Kaepernick’s message about police brutality in their attempts to show solidarity? The HPR’s Culture Board weighs in.

Shared Spaces: Community Living in the 21st Century

Communal living is generally associated with the counterculture movement of the ’60s and ’70s, but with new millennial demographic shifts it could be back on the rise.

CulturEd: Aung San Suu Kyi, Humanitarian of the Year?

The Culture Board discusses the Harvard Foundation’s decision to honor Aung San Suu Kyi as “Humanitarian of the Year” in September 2016, despite her silence on ethnic violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in her country.

Guac Costs Extra

The HPR investigates the unintended consequences of fast-paced avocado consumption in the United States—soaring prices, high water consumption, and heightened cartel influence in Mexico.

Twitter, Graffiti, and Femicide

Faced by extreme levels sexual harassment and assault, Mexican women are fighting back on social media. Twitter hashtags serve as rallying cries against femicide. The movement has garnered international attention and intervention by the United Nations.

Rap’s Changing Face and the Rise of Atlanta

While rap giant New York City has historically maintained its title as rap’s preeminent hotbed, Atlanta’s recent rise in prominence looks to change the face of the hip-hop scene.