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Banksy Carries Torch for Graffiti Against Police at London Olympics

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez Writing and painting on walls shows some of the oldest, most public forms of expression. Banksy, probably the most popular anonymous graffiti artist today, said that “a wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Contraseña Verde: Small Solutions for a Big Problem

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez Conversations about climate change, protecting the environment, and sustainability have never been more predominant. They can be as big as Rio+20, the latest United Nations Earth Summit, where heads of states from all over the world to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: Arts, Politics and a Controversial Documentary

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez All around the world, governments spend huge amounts of money in funding the arts, as a response to market failure in capitalist societies. As David Throsby states in The Economics of Cultural Policy, “the overall output of … Continue reading

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Italy’s TV Made of Words

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez For many years, Italian television has had a pretty bad reputation. Discussions about the small screen in Italy often end up highlighting concerns about, for example, the political consequences of concentrated media ownership,  or the representation of … Continue reading

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Post-Black Friday: Delirious at the Shopping Center with Victoria’s Secret

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez It took ten years of trials and tribulations, but the largest shopping center in Puerto Rico finally opened a Victoria’s Secret store.   The people rejoiced. Hundreds made it to the gates on opening day, some as … Continue reading

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