Afghanistan

It’s easier to excoriate Sgt. Bergdahl than it is to reckon with the wisdom of the war in Afghanistan, or, for that matter, the War on Terror.

Serial Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Powerlessness and the Blame Game

March 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Welcome to National Ave’s weekly Serial recaps. This recap covers “Present For Duty,” the Season 2 Finale.

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What Zayn Malik's sexy smash hit can teach us about defeating the existential threat of ISIS

How Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” gave us a strategy to defeat ISIS

March 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Zayn Malik’s sexy smash “Pillowtalk” is already one of the biggest hits of 2016. But what you may not know is that the single not only is a commercial success and dirty redirection of the singer’s style, but also lays out a cogent blueprint for defeating one of the international community’s most dangerous and existential threats:

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Turns out that the reason Bowe left was... because his officer was mean?

Serial Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: Bowe. Come on. Really?

February 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Welcome to National Ave’s weekly Serial recaps. This recap covers Episode 6 of Season 2, “5 O’Clock Shadow.”

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The moral of "The Captors"? Complex geopolitics are hard.

Serial Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: Complex Geopolitics are Hard

January 07, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome to National Ave’s weekly Serial recaps. This recap covers Episode 4 of Season 2, “The Captors.” 

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The Bachelor Episode 1 Recap: Making A Bachelor

January 04, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The Bachelor Season 19 is the past. The Bachelor Season 21 is the future. But today is a gift. That’s why it’s called The Bachelor Season 20. Let’s get rolling.

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What can Jon Favreau and Will Ferrell's 2003 Christmas classic 'Elf' teach us about the fight to defeat ISIS?

What Can ‘Elf’ Teach Us About Defeating ISIS?

December 18, 2015 / by / 35 Comments

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as “ISIL,” “ISIS,” “IS,” or simply “Daesh,” is a dangerous terrorist organization that must be defeated. 2003’s Elf is a delightful holiday movie, directed by Jon Favreau and starring the charismatic Will Ferrell in one of the most beloved Christmas movies in recent memory.

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Our recap and review of Serial Season 2, Episode 2: "The Golden Chicken"

Serial Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: Saving Private Bergdahl

December 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Welcome to National Ave’s weekly Serial recaps. This recap covers Episode 2 of Season 2: “The Golden Chicken.”

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