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The Best Of 2011 In Satire And Politics On The PBH Network

Best Of 2011 In Satire And Politics On The PBH Network

5. The Real Difference Between Europe And America

Difference Between US And Europe

This year the global recession has caused many to draw comparisons between the United States and Europe. But is there much of a difference? Here’s an image-based list for you to ponder.

4. The College Lifestyle In Pictures

When Big Macs are gourmet

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drunken missives —-reverb—-

artifice as vé·ri·té

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just say how to make it right and i swear ————————————————-

]revisions and gaps in history[

you…. you still have all the answers.

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A Night With Nero

A Night With Nero

Coming of age in metropolitan Washington DC in the late 90’s, I was fortunate enough to be a participant in and observant of the high water mark of the electronica scene in the area. Ushered in by Buzz and Yoshitoshi, the Washington EDM scene was marked by high-profile appearances while cultivating local talent in distinct sub-genres from deep house to jungle to psytrance.

Needless to say, I would be considered a part of (relatively speaking) the old guard of the electronica subculture, distinct from the developments of the last 10 years — most notably the rise of dubstep. Some of the older clique have viewed the popularity of dubstep as diluting the rest of the electronic scene while rewarding a form that is seen as more produced than created. However, having no distinct opinion and having never been to a dubstep show, I jumped at the opportunity to see the world-renowned Nero presented by Beats by Dre.

Within the confines of a cozy store in SoHo, I was one of approximately 100 individuals to enjoy an hour long set by Nero. The audience trended younger but was comprised of obvious fans of the music, meaning the atmosphere as well as the music had a noticeable bounce. While I was unfamiliar with a majority of the Nero catalog, the ambiance and acoustics harkened me back to headier days spent in lilliputian outposts filled with young rave acolytes and the requisite sensory overload.

Nero Dubstep Spinning in NYC Soho

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Examining Racism In Modern Justice And Criminology

Examining Racism In Modern Justice And Criminology

There continues to be very real and pervasive elements of racism and classism in the American justice system. Though elements of the law seem colorblind and judicious, the practice of policing, identifying, and punishing ‘criminal’ behavior have taken very serious racial undertones.

Criminal profiling is the process of using known principles of psychology and criminology to create the profile of a potential offender. That’s usually what you see when all the detectives of Law & Order: Criminal Intent get together and start putting pictures, pins, and evidence up on a cork board. There is little evidence that this criminal profiling is actually effective, as it mostly relies on common sense justifications. It is, nonetheless, a tactic that is used in police stations across the country.

The ugly stepsister of criminal profiling is racial profiling. On the surface, it seems to make sense. If reported suspects include a 5’4 white woman and a 6’2 black man, why would the police search for anyone else? Unfortunately, eyewitnesses are often incorrect and influenced by outside factors, and racial profiling can have damaging effects on those innocent people who “fit the profile.”

One of the biggest stories to hit the press in recent years occurred in a vibrant college town in Virginia. For over six years, a serial rapist haunted the town of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia. From 1997 to 2003, the police were unable to catch the man who raped at least six women, and devised a plan to acquire the DNA of every person who met the suspects profile. Unfortunately, the information was extremely limited: police had a series of sketches depicting very different people, with the only common denominator being the suspect was a black male:

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Write For ProseBeforeHos

Write for PBH

Do you enjoy reading and writing (or at least pretending to) so you can impress family and friends? Do you find yourself screaming at the television during Fox News or Red Sox games? Then congratulations, you are qualified to write for ProseBeforeHos! PBH is looking for qualified and consistent writers to cover topics including politics, sports, economics, and international relations.

You’ll be paid as handsomely as possible, have a large forum for others to read your content, and get to work with an up and coming website. To apply, send a writing a sample and a short personal background to pbhnetwork@gmail.com!

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