Sam Perez
Sam Perez

I am interested in issues regarding First Amendment rights, particularly free speech, freedom of the press and the interactions between secularism and religion in the modern world. I approach a lot of issues from a progressive viewpoint and try to steer clear of the "political party" divides which are often inflexible regardless of context. For that reason, I don't gravitate towards articles that have Democrats vs. Republicans as one of the main points. I am a recent college graduate from Harvard University (Class of 2011) with a concentration in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. My desired profession is science research in genetics, which of course means that I'm interested in science and science policy as well.

Feb. 25, 2013

Oscars 2013 LIVE Blog: Live Stream, Nominees, and All the Updates

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Feb. 25, 2013

Closing Thoughts

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Feb. 25, 2013

Argo Wins Best Picture-Michelle Obama and Jack Nicholson Present the Award

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Feb. 24, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis Wins Best Actor

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Feb. 24, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Wins Best Actress-Upset Denied to Everyone Else

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Feb. 24, 2013

Ang Lee Wins Best Director!

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Feb. 24, 2013

Argo Wins Best Adapted Screenplay, Django Unchained Wins Best Original Screenplay

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Feb. 24, 2013

Adelle Wins Best Original Song

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Feb. 24, 2013

Life of Pi Wins Best Original Score

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Feb. 24, 2013

Salma Hayek-Perennial Oscar Eye-Candy

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Feb. 24, 2013

Adelle's Rendition of Skyfall; Lincoln Wins Best Production Design

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Feb. 24, 2013

Argo Wins Best Film Editing (and probably Best Picture)

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Feb. 24, 2013

Anne Hathaway Wins Best Supporting Actress, As Expected

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Feb. 24, 2013

Tie: Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall Win Best Sound Editing

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Feb. 24, 2013

Les Miserables Wins Best Sound Mixing

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Feb. 24, 2013

Amour Wins Best Foreign Film- Entire World Shocked and Awed

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Feb. 24, 2013

Searching For Sugarman Wins Best Documentary Feature

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Feb. 24, 2013

Curfew Wins Best Short Film-Live Action, Inocente Wins Best Documentary Short

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Feb. 24, 2013

Halle Berry Presents James Bond Tribute

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Feb. 24, 2013

Anna Karenina Wins Best Costume Design

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