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Reporting on Health: A Beat Statement

Before the coronavirus lockdown, I was on a mission to inform readers about healthcare treatments, alternatives, and the systems surrounding them. I sought to provide solutions that would, in turn, foster self-advocacy for underfunded and under-researched chronic illnesses.  When coronavirus… Continue Reading →

The Return of The XFL

The XFL came onto the scene back in 2001. It was supposed to be an even more extreme version of the NFL; unfortunately it only lasted a season. Due to its “extreme” aspect, it created many problems such as some… Continue Reading →

From Riots to Lockdown, Hong Kong to Coney Island

The political climate of “One Country, Two Systems” of my mother’s home country of Hong Kong hit home for me as a first-generation American. A part of me resonates with student protestors resisting a communist regime such as China. (In… Continue Reading →

How PRINT and Poster House Tackle COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic reshapes huge swaths of society, the design world is responding with eye-catching visual messages of safety and gratitude. Because of this, there has been a huge surge of design activism.  Posters have always been an important… Continue Reading →

There’s a New Thief In Town, and Her Name is COVID-19

Lucy Borden is a graduating senior at FIT in New York City and despite claiming to have had an amazing three and a half years, and says she’s excited to wrap up her undergraduate college career, she is unsatisfied and… Continue Reading →

CBD: How New Well-being Enterprises Capitalize on your Anxiety

Ten years ago the only public displays of cannabis related usage would have been been PSA’s warning against its harmful effects or perhaps a subway advertisement looking for people who are willing to participate in a study for addiction. If… Continue Reading →

A Circus Artist in Limbo

Listen to how a Cirque du Soleil aerialist is meeting the challenges of Covid-19:   Coronavirus has changed the way we live our lives so dramatically in recent weeks. In a way this will be remembered as a shared global… Continue Reading →

Virtual Wellness Offers “Spiritual Protection” from COVID-19

In March of 2020, the entire world stands still as anxiety relating to coronavirus grows widespread. People fear catching COVID-19 themselves, potentially spreading it to vulnerable populations and loved ones, and the long-term economic and cultural consequences of quarantine conditions…. Continue Reading →

Indie Brooklyn Publishers Speak from Indoors during the COVID-19 Shutdown

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so does its impact. Designers, most of our work being analog and intimate, are left in a hard place at the time when places to encounter designed publications grow fewer, and printing costs grow prohibitive,… Continue Reading →

Responding to a Story of Rape and Abortion in Mexico (Rewire News)

Sixteen-year-old Patricia discovered she was pregnant after a taxi driver in her city of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, raped her. Amy Littlefield and Laura Gottesdiener begin their Rewire coverage of Patricia’s journey with depictions of her using rue tea, aloe, and unsalted bean soup… Continue Reading →

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