Bullets

How the Internet is making us all extremists

Let’s be clear: extremism doesn’t begin with a pulled trigger. It ends there. And the Internet, despite all the wonders it has done for the world, has probably been one of the best incubators for extremist thought.

Thoughts on Language: contradictory phrases

We use colloquialisms all the time, but how many of them actually make sense?

Notebook and Books

The secret to understanding poetry

Every year, thousands upon thousands of students have to take poetry tests. Is there a secret to understanding them all?

Yarns

Are handcrafted items really better than machine-made ones?

For the most part, while people love and adore handmade goods, their enthusiasm for machine made goods (save phones, perhaps) is far less. Why is that so? And is there really the difference between the two?

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2016 in review: top posts and reflections

Well, 2016 is over. So if you wanted to read the most popular posts from 64th Opinion from 2016 all at once, well, here’s your chance.

Courtesy of Lucasfilm

Rogue One review: introducing Disney’s most daring film in a decade

Edgy and daring, Rogue One strays from the well trodden path of past Star Wars movies, instead telling a story of war, of rebellion, and of politics. Oh, and death.

Flowchart for Book Naming

A guide to writing good titles for books

Actually, you probably shouldn’t use this guide. It’s not at all serious. But seriously, you should read it anyway.

Opened Books

Do actions really speak louder than words?

The short answer? Well, yes, they do. The long answer? Well, not really. No, not at all.

Baseball

Here’s ten major sports—described in one sentence

Everyone has probably watched a sport, and everyone has their personal favourite. Here are ten of the most popular sports, described in one sentence (sorry cricket).

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Why you shouldn’t use a thesaurus at every chance you get

Many people use thesauri to “buff” their writing, or to learn new and fancy words. But is that really a good idea, and does it really work out?