Wednesday, May 5, 2021
run the jewels, rtj4, review

Run the Jewels – RTJ4 Album Review

The perfect political album at the perfect time
Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling, Racism and the Media

Thanks to Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, the 24 hour news cycle can stop reporting about the missing Malaysian airliner. We have a old, but new issue to discuss again, that being racism and bigotry in the United States
Kanye West Presidential Announcement

Don’t Take Kanye West’s Presidential Announcement Seriously

Borrowing from Trump, Kanye West’s presidential announcement is nothing more than self promotion to further enrich himself
Godzilla

Godzilla: Nature’s Avenger!

Godzilla is an allegory on the blow-back of nature. While the main antagonist monsters are parasite beasts that feed from human generated nuclear energy, Godzilla acts as a “balance.” In short, his awakening was designed to clean up the mess made by humans.
Canadian Shame

Exporting Canadian Shame for American Entertainment

When Americans think of the exports Canada provides them, I would imagine oil, maple syrup and hockey players are at the top of the list. In the last couple years however, our biggest export has become what amounts to Canadian Shame.
Political Horror Movies

Top 10 Political Horror Movies

A top 10 list of scary flicks with deep political and social meaning
pussy riot

The Passion of Pussy Riot

This band of activists has a passion for the welfare of their country, a deep desire to make it better. What they do takes guts, something sorely missing in western democracies.
gulliver's travels gun control

Gulliver’s Travels Meets Gun Control

Gulliver and America's gun nuts share a common ideology
Aereo

Aereo and the Future of Television

last month the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case called ABC v. Aereo. American Broadcasting Service is suing a streaming service for copyright infringement. At first glance, it looks like a David and Goliath case where Aereo is a little guy being bullied by a huge television network
Culture of Fear

America’s Culture of Fear and Gun Control

The only way to kick the gun death problem is by dismissing the culture of fear that fuels it

DePaul University vs. Milo Yiannopoulos

Conservatives, no matter how wrong they are, should still be allowed to speak
taylor swift

Taylor Swift is No Hero

In her letter to Apple, Swift wasn't exactly looking out for the little guy
new years resolution

The Only New Years Resolution You Need

Carpe Diem! Why New Year's resolutions happen all year long

Year in Review: Best Editorial Cartoons 2014

26 editorial cartoons that best summarize the year that was

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Great Reconciler

Unlike some scientists, Tyson works for a broader audience, regardless of religious beliefs
Shark Week

Discovery’s Shark Week has Betrayed the Sharks

Discovery Channel brought me beauty in a bad world. It showed me that with education, there is diminished terror. But now Shark Week has become Sharknado without the cyclone, and Discovery should be renamed The Hyperbole Channel
racism

The Recurring Rationalization of Racism

Semantics, pivots, false equivalencies, insane conspiracy theories and stupid jokes are all ways of not facing the issue of racism
Twisted American Dream

Life as a Dollar Sign: A Twisted American Dream

In America, it seems success is judged solely on our productivity and our net worth
Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand and Christian Republicans

Two philosophies that couldn't be further apart have contradictingly come together
progressive pundits

The Top Ten Progressive Pundits

The ten most influential and entertaining progressive commentators from television and radio