A Philosophical Examination of Kanye West’s “Freestyle 4”

When Kanye West released his 7th studio album The Life of Pablo in February of 2016, reviews were mixed. After 5 or 6 classic albums (depends on how you feel about 2013’s YEEZUS), this release left critics, and fans, feeling let down. If only they knew that we were all just over 2 years away from …

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Les Gilets Jaunes: Neon vs. Neoliberal

Over the past few years, I have become painfully aware of the insulation that exists with regards to the news we receive in America. It may sometimes seem to the average, uninformed American that  the world encompasses only America and the current political zeitgeist that threatens our hallowed homeland (North Korea, Iran, illegal immigrants, etc.). …

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Medicare for All: Simple Steps for Financing an Ambitious Policy

Sometime this spring, the Democratic frontrunners for 2020 will be announcing their candidacies for president. Throughout the absurdly long election season there will undoubtedly be a slew of jockeying amongst Democratic candidates on a number of issues as they try to differentiate themselves from the pack. Judging from the 2018 midterm elections, healthcare will be …

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A New Trip for a New Era: The Neo-Psychedelia Explosion of the 2010’s

If you are an average music listener, it’s easy to look at the charts from the last decade and think that the 2010’s was an era entirely dominated by the likes of Drake, Taylor Swift, and 21 Savage. Once, men with unreasonably long hair and tight leather pants reigned havoc on the world of music …

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Welcome to The Backyard

Welcome to Backyard Collusions, where you will find original articles and content on topics such as politics, music, and anything else that we find interesting. Explore the Politics section for articles analyzing the important issues of our day, and thoughts on our collective past, present and future. The Music section offers discussion on current events and …

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