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Commodified Authenticity and Ethnic Resistance in Nahnatchka Khan's 'Always Be My Maybe'

'Authenticity' is an ideological construct that should be questioned and critiqued, as Nahnatchka Khan has done so well in her film, Always Be My Maybe.

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Dog of War: Doggy Representation and 'Metal Gear Solid V'

DD is a good dog. I mean, like, a really good dog.

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“Footsteps in Movies” and Other Strange Notions about the Authenticity of Media

Footsteps in movies never sound real. They shouldn't. after all, they're footsteps in movies.

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Gold Teeth, White Teeth, and Lorde's 'Pure Heroine'

On her debut album, Pure Heroine, Lorde explores adolescence in the modern digital age by singing about her life, her friends, and... teeth. Lorde uses types of teeth to signify differences in class and social circles as well as a demarcation of authenticity.

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Reconsidering the Revival of Cassette Tape Culture

At best, the cassette revival is merely a vacuous fad of no genuine value; but at worst, it's a confused, regressive cultural misstep more dangerous than most would care to admit.

Calum Marsh

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