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Max Tiefer

Max Tiefer, Copy Chief

Max Tiefer is a Tisch senior and Scottish noble majoring in film and television. As a child, he developed a passion for storytelling after burning down the set of his first short film, and spent the following years mastering his craft while also dabbling in Jewish cuisine, Spanish language and Marxist font theory. He has recently begun examining the impact of the domestic flag industry on Washington, D.C.’s quest for statehood — his findings can be found on YouTube at MaxT3904.

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A beret, a top hat, a cowboy hat, a floppy hat and a sun hat against a light green background.

Through the looking-hat: What we as a society can learn from hats

My journey from hattraction to hatdiction to hatving no more puns to put in this description.
Max Tiefer, Copy Chief and WSN’s Unofficial Rabbi May 4, 2022

You all read the headline. You know what I’m about. Yes, for the past semester, I have embodied that most loathsome of college archetypes — second only to the fiscal conservative...

There are other adjectives we can use to celebrate holidays — not just “merry” Christmas. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: Christmas is a lexical glutton

All holidays are not created equal, and this inequality has been compounded by our very vocabulary. This Christmas season, let us right this wrong.
Max Tiefer and Lorraine Olaya Dec 3, 2021

Imagine, if you will, that you’re visiting your significant other’s family for Thanksgiving. Before you even knock, the patriarch throws the door open and offers you a hearty...

America’s press should not be the arbiter of Bolivian democracy

America’s press should not be the arbiter of Bolivian democracy

News outlets have created a narrative around the latest political developments in Bolivia. However, there’s good reason to be skeptical of media interpretations.
Max Tiefer, Contributing Writer Mar 30, 2021

Jeanine Áñez, the former interim Bolivian president, was arrested by President Luis Arce’s administration on March 13. Áñez governed for a year, during which she presided...