America’s current political climate is full of closed-mindedness and division, perhaps more so than any time in the nation’s history. Tribalism, the evil possibility of factions that James Madison outlines in Federalist №10, has reached a new height with groups denouncing the other as, at best, crazy, and at worst…

In the last nine months, I have had 1,043 and one-half conversations about college. 387 people have asked me where I’ll be next fall — aunts, teachers, friends, people whom I don’t know but nonetheless follow me on Instagram, little league coaches, Chick-Fil-A employees (they insisted it was their pleasure…

My family played a card game two hours after we put grandma in the cold Oregon ground. To be specific, we played Cards Against Humanity — a party game for horrible people, as it says on the little black box. I think that’s a fair description — of my family…

“Where’s the white wrapping paper?” yelled my mother, as she helped me finish wrapping the presents before my coach arrived. Every year, my team does a “Basketball-Christmas Giveback” where we take presents to underprivileged families in Austin, Texas. My coach arrived, I loaded the gifts into his van, and we…

In the aftermath of the Florida shooting and many other shootings that have followed, many have demanded that the government solve the problem, whether that be through stricter gun control or mandating increased security measures. Whether consciously or unconsciously, we as a populous are in effect “putting the ball” in…

To lay claim to any respectability or competence, we know that we must keep up with the news. That is why we have rigged the earth with satellites and created a legion of networks to inform us of every event to have unfolded in the last few moments. …

R.A. Dewan

R.A. Dewan is a writer and culture critic from Austin, Texas. Find out more about him at radewan.com

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