The Danger of Silence

    A controversy is brewing at my alma mater. It concerns a video, five minutes give or take, fabulous music, wake you right up and carry you along, the faces of youth with you—but it puts the college in, um, quite a light. People are weighing in all over the place.


    Drink, drugs, money, sex, entitlement, arrogance—it’s all here and as fluid as velvet in the hand. I appreciated the skillfulness of it, the beauty and the candor, a tearing off of the veil.



    Yeah, I knew this went on, but geez, it looks like this?


    Like it? Don’t like it? See for yourself.


    I enjoyed it, but even if I didn’t, I’d be voting on the side of bring it on.


    Silence all the artists, and you take away the mirrors.

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