It Wasn’t All Bad: Three Great Characters From Gossip Girl

In my essay on Gossip Girl, I bemoaned the fact that the show’s characters were deeply unlikable (monstrous would be a more appropriate word in the case of Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, and… actually, everyone gets their moment.) The screenwriters seem to think their characters need to be evil to spark our interest, and sure enough, […]

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Ketamine won’t cure depression

While Valium and Prozac are certainly problematic, replacing them with illegal drugs such as ketamine and MDMA still fails to adress the root causes of emotional pain. In recent years, ketamine has gained significant attention from the medical community for its potential in treating depression. While being traditionally used both as an anaesthetic and a […]

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