Buy or sell: Oscars edition

DI Opinions Editor Zach Tilly and well-rounded pop-culture expert Ben Ross debate who will win and who should win the Academy Awards.

Lane: DiCaprio always a bridesmaid

The year is 1998; the movie Titanic came out just months ago to overwhelming popular success, grossing more than $2 billion worldwide. Leonardo DiCaprio has had the performance of his young career and is waiting anxiously for his Academy Award nomination - having already received it for the Golden Globes.

Lee: The power of literature

Literature, among other platforms, allows for one to understand and appreciate the intersections that thrive in social-justice movements and American institutions.

Overton: Fudging the facts

It's hard to know what's true anymore. We have access to gobs of information thanks to the glories of the Internet, but all too often, it can be extremely difficult to parse fact from fiction. Ideological think tanks, bloggers, and hyper-partisan media consistently spin the story in completely opposite directions.

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