The Reed College Quest - Max Nobel

Max Nobel

APR. 13, 2018 3 min read

If you’re reading this, it’s the unluckiest day of the year. That’s right, Friday the Thirteenth is here, and before sitting down to watch Jason travel from Camp Crystal Lake to Manhattan, space, and both literal and developmental hell, you might want to make a stop at your local tattoo parlor. Permanent physical alterations won’t be limited to Voorhees’ victims if Portland’s flash tattoo and piercing sales have anything to say about it.

FEB. 9, 2018 5 min read

Flipping clothes is the practice of buying items of clothing, normally used and often brand-named, at low prices from places like thrift stores and reselling them at a significant markup for profit. Its popularity has risen steadily with the continued dominance of and increasing reliance upon online marketplaces in modern shopping. That popularity has, in turn, led to questions regarding the ethical implications of flipping clothes. Many raise concerns about the practice, contending that this practice keeps low-cost apparel out of the reach of low-income buyers who would have no other opportunities to afford or acquire such items.

FEB. 9, 2018 4 min read

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards’ most electrifying and essential moment was the performance that opened it. Appearing in the center of a grid of soldiers dressed in camo and ski masks, Kendrick Lamar performed the first verse of “XXX” in front of a towering video of a waving American flag. At the sound of a gunshot, the screens turned black and revealed a supertitle: “THIS IS A SATIRE BY KENDRICK LAMAR.

FEB. 2, 2018 5 min read

CW: Sexual assault mention Hollywood’s biggest open secret was finally exposed last October when, following initial reporting by the New York Times, over one hundred women came forward to accuse Academy-Award-winning producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. This behavior was facilitated for over three decades with the assistance of his employees, associates, agents, lawyers, publicists, and private investigators. The only accusations Weinstein would go on to deny were those made by women of color.