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    The New Yorker cover page of Dec. 8, 2014 implies society and government are divided through the figurative use of black and white, and the resulting split created through the Gateway Arch and government. The cover page depicts the Gateway Arch in St. Louis as half white, half black and broken in two halves. The Gateway Arch is a historical landmark that represents the entrance to the west for early pioneers during a time when government was revolutionary, and society was democratic. However, in this cover the arch is altered to represent a symbol for the divide in Ferguson. This indicates a shift from a more unified, forward-looking society to one that is currently stifled with stark polarization. In Ferguson, Missouri the grand jury decided not to indict cop Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. The cover page shows the divided response of that decision. By making the arch half white and half black, the illustrator shows a clear divide in people’s perceptions of the event and what it means to them. The illustrator uses the colors as a metaphor representing two different…

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    Evaluative Essay: Native New Yorker Planning to go out with some friends? Whether it is with doctors, or scientists, or maybe your significant other, one epic questions always goes unanswered. “What do you want to eat?” Despite all of the knowledge we accrue throughout our life times, this is the hardest question to answer. We can spew out opinions on politics or trending pop culture, but when it comes to dinner, few are brave enough to make a suggestion first. With thousands of restaurant to…

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    in The New Republic and The New Yorker. She had four children. In 1944 “Come Dance with Me in Ireland” was chosen as Best American Stories. In 1945 her husband was offered a teaching position in Vermont and they moved. Shirley continued…

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    In her prose poem, Jamaica Kincaid wrote Girl for the New Yorker in 1978 which uses a very unique syntax that resembles a long lecture a mother would give her child as well as establishing ethos by using traditions known in Antigua and very feminine lessons, including how to sit like a woman and how to make pills to get rid of child. The lecturing, condescending tone is very reminiscent of a mother, especially when they are giving orders to their child. This is true because she is not only…

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    Broken Windows

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    On April 10, 2017, New Yorker magazine published a water color and black ink cartoon style painting entitled “Broken Windows” by cartoonist Barry Blitt on its cover. (Mouly, 2017) It is a multi-dimensional caricature with the back side of President Donald Trump in the foreground as he hits golf balls towards the White House which sits as a target in the background. The New Yorker, a magazine that has been in circulation since 1925 is published by Conde Nast and although geared to New Yorkers…

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    It is immensely easy to get distracted in the modern world of technology. Technology companies sprinkle new devices around every corner, boasting new features and forms of entertainment with every new release. With millions of games, movies, TV shows, and books right at our fingertips, technology threatens the life of human interaction, communication, and even relationships. With each passing day, we rely more and more on the technology that seems to consume our lives. Technology is wonderful…

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    Malcolm Gladwell

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    His trademark Afro, which he had cut about a month ago, is at frizz-level yellow. He looks, in short, like a caricature of Malcolm Gladwell. He is a well-known figure around his neighborhood, fond of tapping away on his laptop in coffee shops and cafés. His writer’s life is part anachronistic, part futuristic. His Lexus IS—a car, he concedes, he rarely drives—is parked down the street in the space he pays a small fortune to lease. A couple of miles north in Times Square are Gladwell’s editors at…

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    should. But if you focus your attention and energy on a single subject or vocation are you truly learning? Many students think of college as a stepping stone towards more money and a better career. Not as many go to college for the reason of acquiring knowledge, to learn for yourself what the truth is, to learn independence of mind. You should want to enrich your mind and expand your knowledge, beyond that of vocational training or the ambition to be proficient in one subject. Many college…

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    Malcolm Gladwell Essay

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    Making it to the Top Appearing on the Time Magazine’s one hundred most influential people, Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist who started his career in New York (Famous Authors). As well as being a bestselling author of four books, Gladwell is a speaker and still continues to work as writer for “The New Yorker” since starting in 1996. His works often deal with research and exploration in the areas of sociology, psychology, and social psychology. On September 3, 1963, Malcolm Gladwell was…

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    “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson “The Lottery” was a fictional short story by Shirley Jackson posted in a magazine, “The New Yorker”, on June 26th, 1948. “The Lottery” was taken place on June 27th. It was a warm day, with green grass and flowers. There was about 300 people present, they all lived in the same village. The main characters were Mr. Summers and Tessie Hutchinson. The Lottery took about 2 hours. What happened is that the men, one husband/man from each family, came and drew a…

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