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Tug-Of-War: An Economic Face-Off Between Two World Powers
Analyzing the causes and impacts of the prolonged trade war between the United States and China
ON OPPOSITE ends of the economic tug-of-war rope, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping take turns pulling their side, both attempting to impose their strength and topple the other. Trump makes the first move, imposing taxes on Chinese goods; Xi retaliates with a tariff on U.S. goods. Both stand their ground. Since June 2018, the world’s two largest economies have engaged in a trade war that not only affects their respective countries but threatens massive repercussions for the onlookers as well. However, recent talks and negotiations have seemed to allay further escalat
More Than Just a Cheap Thrill
Modern day fear meets an ancient industry: the rise of “highbrow” horror
“ALL THINGS considered, there’s a lot worse stuff that's happening today, I mean, a couple of people getting killed by one guy with a knife is not that big a deal,” said the latest victim of Michael Myers* in the recent cinematic release of Halloween (2018). With the drastic increase of societal “horrors” in America, a few of which include a plethora of gun violence, racial hatred and increasingly visible incidents of sexual assault, it is understandable to see a heightened reflection of these themes within the horror industry. And this has not gone unnoticed by mainstream Hollywood critics.