Ariana Chomitz Ariana Chomitz
Ariana Chomitz is a Kenyon College graduate with a B.A. in Anthropology. A specialist in international and experiential education, she has lived, studied and taught in urban Asia. She likes talking about culture, education and the environment.

LAPD SWAT team, via Wikimedia Commons

Watch: LAPD tries to clean up its image, misses a spot

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You can try to solve the problem, or you can try to make the problem look less-bad.
Danger line in Ecuador at contamination site, via France24 / Creative Commons

On eve of Ecuador pollution trial, Chevron (predictably) stalls

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Yesterday, in what they’d like to have come off as a higher-road detour, Chevron made a big deal about dropping the fraud claims against one of the major funders of the plaintiffs ...
Sign at a contamination site in Ecuador, via

In Ecuador, Chevron found contamination — and comedy — in soil they testified was clean

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Video shows inspectors laughing at the fact that they kept finding petroleum “where it’s not supposed to be.”
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Let’s slow down this race, together: Starbucks and a bad hashtag

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Starbucks’ #RaceTogether campaign was the wrong way to go about the right discussion.
Rainbow map of Indonesia, via Wikimedia Commons

Fatwas, gay sex tourism and the Indonesian LGBT underground

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Context surrounding the recent fatwa against gays issued by Indonesia’s most prominent Muslim clerical body.
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