Ask The Hole in The Cove Wall Covered by Two Menus

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Dear Hole in The Cove Wall Covered by Two Menus,

There have been a lot of health fads recently–paleo diet, raw food diet, juicing, what have you– and I’ve only ever gotten a couple days into any of them. Why is something that’s supposed to be so good for me able to make me feel so weak and unfulfilled? From an evolutionary standpoint, shouldn’t the things that taste the best be the best for me? I just want to get into a routine that involves the right foods in the right way. What’s the basic dietary plan I should be following?



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Ask A Junior Who Just Came Back From Abroad

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Dear Junior Who Just Came Back From Abroad,

The rape scene in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones really gets my goat. As an avid reader of the original George R. R. Martin books, I know that the scene depicted was not canon. While in the original text, Cersei is at first cautious but then very enthusiastically consents, on screen she is resiliently against Jaime’s advances the whole way through. Not only does this open up a bigger issue about the withdrawal and validity of consent, but also how victims are portrayed in the media. Is this incident going to be brushed away simply because Cersei is a “baddie”? (Although, who among us can really say who is bad and good in this world? All the characters have valid motivations for their actions, even if they do end up conflicting — oh, I’m getting away from the point).


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