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Links: Pop Culture

Welcome to the beginning of the week! Here are some links to help you get started:

 

Doggo Language

NPR investigates the very real and increasingly used language the internet has given to dogs. From words like doggos and pupper, this language is one that as more and more people are using it, the more curious it becomes. Here they investigate how it came to be and where it could be going.

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/04/23/524514526/dogs-are-doggos-an-internet-language-built-around-love-for-the-puppers?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170423

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Renee Elise Goldsberry, better known as Angelica Schuyler from the musical Hamilton, is now Henrietta Lacks in the movie about her life. Premiering on HBO, the movie stars Oprah and Goldsberry, showing the short life of Henrietta and the subsequent science discoveries that came from the HeLa cells. Here, the Ringer explores what this means for Henrietta and her family.

https://theringer.com/immortal-life-henrietta-lacks-hbo-film-oprah-winfrey-rebecca-skloot-82a1e94009f3

 

The Return of Lorde

The New York Times interviews Lorde on her second album, Melodrama.  This insightful article about Lorde takes us farther into the depths of her mind, on the verge of dropping one of the most anticipated albums of 2017.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/magazine/the-return-of-lorde.html

 

Irina Alejandro is a sophomore at the University of Houston, getting a major in political science and two minors women's studies and international affairs. In her spare time she loves singing loudly in the shower, forcing herself to workout, and talking excessively about politics. She also enjoys long walks on the beach, going to PTA meetings and crying over minor inconveniences. If you want to contact her for a date, leave a comment on one of her articles.
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